Design Wall Monday, February 28, 2011

Bulleye's Square blocks are on my design wall today. 

They are for the Sunshine Quilt Guild's March BOM.  This block is being coordinated by Barbara for us.  We started with a 10" square of the only directed fabric color "blue".  From there we were to put an 8" then 6" and finally 4" circles centering as you go.  The only stitching is 1/4" in on each of the three circles.  We also kept the bulk down by cutting away the background after the 8" circle was sewn down, the middle of the 8" after the 6" was sewn down...well you get the idea...we did this with the "eye" too.  This is a folksy project that doesn't require precision...a bit different than the projects I'm accustomed to sewing.  The winner will cut all the blocks into 4 parts and reassemble them into new 4-patch blocks and assemble them into a top.  The result is pretty neat as we were shown with a quilt that Barbara showed us.

I've got a real neat ruler that I've not used much, but it comes in real handy for cutting circles with your 45mm rotary cutter.  It's the WonderArc.  If you like speciality rulers this is certainly one to have.

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13 comments:

betty said...

Now those are REALLY differnt blocks. I can't wait to see them when they are turned into finished blocks. Looks complicated to me. lol

Kathie said...

They look like planets to me!! I thought I was doing good getting ONE block of the month for March done.

Cathy said...

I started a bullseye quilt once. Now I'm going to have to find them so I can start working on it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tamera said...

Pretty blocks!

Beth said...

I love bullseye quilts! I made one with the same technique that was hearts. I love it. I am trying to decide if I want to do one in repro fabrics or more contemporary.

Connie said...

Great blocks, I have a bullseye quilt as a UFO.....so sometime this year I'll be finishing it. Your photo makes me think of planets :)

Jo said...

Hello
love the bullseye. I did a raw edge bullseye YEARS ago. Thanks for stopping by the blog...yes I had looked at Bonnie's corrections but the corrections weren't there when I cut out the quilt. I contacted her and let her know...UGH. All is well that ends well though.

Miri said...

I just love these circles! Thanks for the tip about the ruler.

Quilty Conscience said...

I too am a big proponent of the WonderArc ruler. I've tried many different methods and even the circle cutter but this does the best job for me. What a fun group project. Toni

Joanne said...

Love the Bullseye blocks. I have to make some this week for a swap that I'm in and even though my background has to be light, you've just given me color inspiration. Thanks!

Gail said...

I'd like to see what they look like after they're cut into quarters and sewn back to gether again. That should be pretty neat.

Gail :)

Vivian said...

Interesting blocks. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Heather said...

Those will be great in the finished quilt! I did a similar bullseye flower quilt, with each flower quartered, mixed and sewn back together. The results are awesome. Another great circle tool is the Olfa circle rotary cutter. Super easy circles!