Friday, July 31, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler - Bullseye

Log Cabin blocks are easier to do on an odd grid than on an even grid. It works with a 6 inch square though, if you start with a larger center square.  This one is a log cabin variation called Bullseye.
All you will need is 1.5 inch strips of indigo and background along with a 2 inch square of indigo.  The indigos can be the same or different.  
Here are the pieces you will need:
1 - 2 inch square of indigo
2 - 1.5 by 2 inch strips of background
2 - 1.5 by 4 inch strips of background (notice that it looks shorter in the picture, I figured it out as I sewed the first round)
2 - 1.75 by 4 inch strips of indigo
2 - 1.75 by 6.5 inch strips of indigo

Sew the shorter strips of background onto either side of your center square.  Press away from the center square.
Next sew the longer strips of background onto the top and bottom of the pieced unit.  Press away from the center.
Next sew a short strip of blue to the pieced edge of the center square.  Press away from the center.
Finally sew the long blue square onto the left and right sides.  Your block should be 6.5 inches unfinished.
Add your star points and your first sampler block of the month is ready to go.  

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

I could see a whole quiltmofmjust this block. I love it!

Nell's Quilts said...

Simple and lovely. A great start to the indigo blocks.

QuiltSwissy said...

I really like this one. It has a lot of potential as a block for a whole quilt.

glen

Delighted Hands said...

A simple yet powerful statement of a block!

Cathy said...

Just a heads up....the strip measurements didn't work for me. The background strips should be 1-1/2 x 2 and 1-1/2 x 4. The indigo strips should be 1-3/4 x 4 and 1-3/4 x 6-1/2. That worked out for the 6-1/2" square. Thanks for a great block!!

Stacey said...

Thanks for the heads up Cathy. I just made my center square 2 1/2 inches and adjusted my strips accordingly. Easy Peasy.