I know many many of you have made Bullseye quilts and have loved them. Last winter I started messing around with tiny bits and scraps and used all the resulting little blocks in a new arrangement I’m calling Baby Bullseye. Take a look.
A reader sent me a note with several pictures of a Bullseye Quilt she made in about 2001. It’s been a family favorite even though it’s worn and beginning to look tough. The sweetest part to me is that it’s still treasured. Here it is:
I got this picture today of a Bullseye UFO that just got finished.
Terrible glare on this picture but I bought it at the thrift store because it reminded me of Bullseye blocks before they’re quartered. By Wassily Kandinsky – Squares With Concentric Rings, it was a buy for only $3.00.
In our 45 years in business this technique was our bestselling original pattern which has been copied many many times . The design came from a pieced curved seam block found in my own Aunt Amy’s sampler quilt dated 1898.
That block was not raw edged and quartered which was our idea. We published the pattern in 1998 as part of our book Quilts From Aunt Amy since the quilt was 100 years old that year. It’s been copied over and over and in Europe the pattern is alluding to the fact that it’s “like” Aunt Amy’s Bullseye. I wonder how many shops have sold this pattern as their own. It’s mind boggling.
There are many YouTube videos from other designers as well. Some vary the technique somewhat and this is a fine line but I wonder how many Baby Bullseye quilts will start showing up now. Yes, the pattern is copyrighted.
It’s addicting to sew bullseye blocks as many can tell you and if you haven’t made the original, it’s available in the online store OR I can mail you a paper copy for $5.00.
I am making the pattern for BABY BULLSEYE available for $5.00 and a SASE, cash or check only.
But don’t mail it quite yet – I’ve got another quilt to show you tomorrow. Right now it’s getting late and it’s been a long day.
Thanks for reading!