You might remember that Kayla brought this quilt top to me to finish.
Kayla started this project with her students from her Family Consumer Sciences class. This is a Bulls Eye quilt. The original idea for this comes from the gals from Country Threads.
Mary hosted a sew along for a Bulls Eye quilt and has the instructions online. You can find them in these installments.
I wanted to make sure that I shared this with you as I know many of you are…moms and grandmas and are looking for beginning quilting projects for the people in your life. This one is perfect.
Here is a picture I stole from Mary’s blog (thanks Mary) that shows the quilt in more vibrant colors. Mary’s quilt also has three rings and the student’s quilt only has two rings. However you make it, it’s so cute!!
Here it is hanging out on the fence.
This was a piece of thrifted fabric. I thought it would be perfect.
This is how the quilt looked before I clipped the raw edges and washed it.
You can see that the washing really crinkles it up beautifully.
I do want to note that when I washed this quilt, I used color catchers. between the red in the quilt and the red backing, I was sure I would need them. These are the ones I use…
You can find them HERE. To use them I throw them in the washing machine with the quilt. I’m so glad I did. I put six in and they were totally dark pink as they caught up the color that would have otherwise bled onto my quilt. I didn’t dry the quilt. I washed it again and this time I put eight sheets in…they came out just barely pink. Much better. Then I dried it in the dryer. To get the crinkles and frayed edges, machine drying is necessary.
When Kayla brought the quilt back, she had this gray binding on it, initially, I thought that was odd…but in the end, I liked it. It’s a bit of color without boxing the quilt in.
The students made this with the intention that it will be passed on to charity…and I have a plan for it.
I made a bulls eye quilt myself back when Country Threads first came out with the pattern. It was in the book Quilts from Aunt Amy.
Amazon still has the book available. You can find it HERE. A used copy is only $5-ish.
I made mine more like the cover quilt in darker colors.
It sure is a fun quilt. I can totally see making this with one of my grandkids someday. It’s great to practice moving turns fabric while it’s under the needle….best of all, even if they do a not-so-good job, it still works!
It’s fair season around here and 4-H kids are busy showing projects. This would be a great project to make.
I did a simple loopy design for the machine quilting.
I’m so happy to have this finished and now ready to donate.
I hope this inspires you to make one someday with a little one in your life…or for yourself. If you are a beginning quilter, this would be a super project for you too!