Cut this by February 1, 1-20-21

Are you joining the Bullseye sew along? Please have these pieces cut by February 1 when we will begin. Our finished quilts will be lap size of 48 blocks arranged 6 blocks across by 8 blocks down. Adjust your cutting to make a different size quilt. All directions will refer to the lap size quilt.

Background: 48 squares, cut 9″ x 9″. This is generally light but if you choose dark backgrounds, then your circles should be dark.

First circle: 48 squares, cut 8″ x 8″. This is generally dark but if you choose dark backgrounds, then your circles should be light.

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Here are 10 more bullseye quilts. You’ve all done a fabulous job!

Later today I’ll post pictures of the new fabric we bought yesterday on our trip to Des Moines. Stay tuned.

27 thoughts on “Cut this by February 1, 1-20-21

  1. Holly Christian

    I’m interested in doing the bullseye quilt, but I have a mental block about the edges not being tacked down and having strings (I know, it’s my issue, I’m the odd). Could I do it but do a zig zag or blanket stitch around the circles? How hard would that be?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Holly Christian – I will ask the readers to chime in on this question. Readers?

    2. Teresa in Port Coquitlam, BC

      You could always just start with a wall hanging size, maybe 4 blocks and try zigzagging the edges down. That would give you and idea how much work it would be.

    3. Betty Klosterman

      Holly, you will not be having long strings with the bulls eye quilt. The piece of fabric will be a circle and the raw edge will produce a short fringe which will be stopped by sewing a line about 1/4″ from the raw edge. That is the charm of this quilt. Just cut a small circle and see how it acts. You might like it.
      Betty in Rapid City

    4. Sherry Whalen

      Hi Holly! I hope you are well – are you retreating? Honestly with the circles there isn’t much ‘stringing’ even after washing, and it left almost nothing on my dryer screen. I washed it hoping that it would get a little more frayed that it actually did. I suppose that it is due to the circular cut leaving most of the edges on a gentle bias. It is a different look with the soft, raw, kind of fuzzy edges but it is so fun and uses lots of ‘what was I thinking’ fabric. I just finished quilting and binding my first one (queen size) at the beginning of January and am ready to start the new sew along, this time in flannels, again with fabrics that have been around my house for much too long, and if I get this twin sized one done, there might be another one! I have lots of grands that love quilts lol. Seriously fun.

      1. Holly Christian

        Hi Sherry, I am going to retreat in March, sent my form in yesterday! I’ve watched people do these and they look amazing (and a great way to use up some stash fabric) so I’d like to try it. So many have said the strings will be minimal, so I’m going to go for it. I can always sew closer to the edge, as one reader pointed out, if I’m worried about it. Hope to see you in March! Thank you for the feedback.

        1. Betty Klosterman

          Holly, please let us know if you can take the jump and go for the raw edge. This is a “mindless” quilt with nothing matching, except having a bunch of fun. Betty in Rapid City

  2. Marj in Western Wisconsin

    I shared your blog info with my long armer, and will try to convince my guild to join also.

  3. Joyce from NY

    Would love to join your sew along. Not sure I can keep up, but will try, thank you for this. The Bullseye Quilts are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the fabrics you bought!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Billie – purchase as a pdf download from our store or send $12 to us and I’ll mail you a pattern

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kay B – I guarantee it is beginner level if you can use your sewing machine – no 1/4” seams are even required!

  4. Margaret in North Texas

    What a great group of bullseye quilts. I really like the one with the unusual lay out. The color of Diane and Squeak’s is very appealing to me. Thanks Mary.

  5. Sandi

    Hi Mary, I would tell Holly it’s your quilt and you make the decisions. There are no Quilt Police here. Mary I’m going to work on one I did in an exchange in my quilt guild. A few blocks are sewn together but I’d love to get it finished. It’s is done in Christmas fabrics. Hugs,

    1. Holly Christian

      Thanks Sandi, you are correct. I’ve gotten lots of feedback here and I’m going to go for it! Thank you for your reply!

  6. Julie Hutcherson

    Love Love Love the drunkards path one. Ingenious!

    Julie in Kansas

    Yes, THAT Julie

    Rug pix close, very close.

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