Thursday, July 22, 2010

Guest Tutorial: Bullseye blocks by Kersten

Today I’m lucky to have a tutorial by Kersten of Frozen Knickers. She’s going to show you how to make the blocks for this hip little quilt. Which looks very honeybun friendly for all you honey-bunners out there. Thanks Kersten!

I am so excited to be guest posting on Cluck. Cluck. Sew. today. Today I am going to show you how to make this Bullseye block. There is a lot of pressing so if you are one of those people who likes to get a workout while you are crafting this is TOTALLY. FOR. YOU! If your not one of those people, keep your iron close.

What you'll need:

Printed Fabric: 2- 1.5" x 1.5" squares

2- 3.5" x 1.5" strips

2- 5.5" x 1.5" strips

2- 7.5" x 1.5" strips

Neutral Fabric: 1- 1.5" x 1.5" square

2- 3.5" x 1.5" strips

2- 5.5" x 1.5" strips

1. Stitch the two printed 1.5" pieces to the sides of the 1.5" neutral piece. Press seams toward the print.

2. Stitch the two printed 3.5" strips to the top and bottom. Press seams toward the print.

3. Stitch the two neutral 3.5" strips to the sides. Press toward the neutral.

4. Stitch the two neutral 5.5" strips to the top and bottom. Press toward the neutral.

5. Stitch the two printed 5.5" strips to the sides. Press toward the print.

6. Stitch the two printed 7.5" strips to the top and bottom. Press toward the print.

Simple as that. Square up your edges, add batting and backing, quilt it, bind it and you have yourself a nice little table topper or hot pad (add extra batting).

To make a Reverse Bullseye (so the center square is a print and the outside strips are neutral), just switch the neutral and print measurements and order. Assemble using the same directions. Want to turn it into a baby sized quilt (approx. 35"x42")? Make 15 Bullseye and 15 Reverse Bullseye blocks. Alternate between the two blocks. Six rows with five blocks in each.

Update: Kersten just added these fabric requirements for making the baby quilt....

1 honey bun
1 yard neutral
1/3 yard binding
1 1/3 yards backing


BoogaJ said...

I love the look of this quilt -- simple and graphic. Just my style! I may have to give this one a try. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

Jill and Cameron said...

LOVE IT! Any way to make this post printer friendly? I would love to make a scrap quilt using this pattern someday!

Katie B. said...

Excellent. I have a few honey buns at home in need of a project.

Leslie said...

this is beautiful!

live a colorful life said...

Perfect. Exercising and quilting at the same time!

CJ said...

Pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. Does that baby quilt take ONE honey bun?? I don't see fabric requirements as in yardage to start with, that would be helpful.

Glenn Dragone said...

very nice indeed!

teedle. said...

What a wonderful tutorial! Thank you!

Carol said...

Wow, I just love this. Thanks for posting this.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing.

kersten said...

Thanks everyone!

Fabric requirements for the baby quilt are:

1 honey bun
1 yard neutral
1/3 yard binding
1 1/3 yards backing said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

amy smart said...

I love this! I have an Arcadia Honeybun I've been saving/hording trying to decide what to make with it. This is PERFECT!

Rinachiyya said...

Gorgeous quilt and love the materials.
Never heard of a honey bun but now I know. Thanks for sharing.

Matt and Kim Fairbanks said...

I love the fabrics used on this quilt! Do you know which collection its from?

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Me too, me too!!
Can you tell tell me the name of this line of this grey/green/teal fabric?

CJ said...

Thanks for the update of fabrc requirements!!!

Sparkling said...

I like this pattern. It's not one I've ever seen before but it's simple and pretty

Marianne @FrenchHappyNest said...

Hello ! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I've used it to make a quilt for my daughter, and I wrote a post about it today. I thought you might want to see it so here's the link :
Thanks again for this great tutorial and I love your blog !

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

This is so, sew, adorable! Have a super day!