Improv Fun in June

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in housekeeping | 3 comments

Sophie Sampler quartetIn June, we are making Improve Bullseye blocks in quarters.  Each quarter is a 6-inch (finished size) block

These are the four blocks, sewn to form a bullseye that I made for my scrappy graduated sampler.

You may make a maximum of 9 blocks  for chances in the drawing at the end of the month. The target set size for the winners will be 48 blocks.



Block PatternImprovBullseyePatternCoverImage


You can find the block pattern here:

Improv Bullseye – Quilt Block Pattern

Use the coupon code ROR3TG88GB  to get the pattern free during the first 10 days of the month of June.

The pattern includes tips for sewing curves (with no pins!) and some layout ideas for making quilts from this block.


Fabric Guidelines

The block is made from the quilters choice of two or three fabrics from a very limited color palette of:

  • white
  • aqua
  • turquoise
  • teal

The planned effect is one of a two-color quilt. Your fabrics can contain one or some or all of the colors in the list, but no other color.

If you make multiple blocks for the Block Lotto, you can use the same fabrics in multiple blocks as long as each block is unique.



Tags and Categories

Add the tag bullseye to all your blog posts about this block.

The category should be blocks when you are posting photos of your blocks to enter them in the drawing; use the category sent and received when you are posting about mailing or receiving blocks; and the category show and tell to share projects you make from this block (whether they are lotto blocks or blocks you make for yourself.)


The Rainbow Scraps Challenge Connection

Aqua is the color choice for the Rainbow Scraps Challenge this month, with a suggested accent of green–the inspiration is Caribbean. For your lotto blocks, remember only teal greens are acceptable.


QAL Sampler Quilts

If you are making the Old MacDonald Mystery Sampler (OMMS) quilt, you will need 8 of these blocks in Summer Sky colors. The 2016 QAL page has been updated with this month’s info and updated layout to include these blocks.

If you are making blocks for the graduated sampler, you’ll need the usual 4 blocks, sewn together as a 9-patch.


The Virtual Quilt

This little virtual quilt is made from block photos sent to me during the sneak peek from Barb P, Ginny, Karen N, Maree, Peggy and Robin may give you an idea of how all those bluish greens and greenish blues will play together in the winners quilts.

This block has so many possibilities when arranging them.  I included 4 in the block pattern … here’s one more.

Sophie-Bullseye1 BarbP-Bullseye3 Kathie-Bullseye1 Sophie-Bullseye4 Maree-Bullseye1
Peggy-Bullseye2 Kathie-Bullseye3 Robin-Bullseye1 Sophie-Bullseye2
KarenN-Bullseye1 Sophie-Bullseye5 KarenN-Bullseye2 BarbP-Bullseye1 Debbie-Bullseye1
BarbP-Bullseye4 BarbP-Bullseye2 Kathie-Bullseye2 Maree-Bullseye3
GInny-Bullseye1 KarenN-Bullseye3 BarbP-Bullseye5 Peggy-Bullseye1 Debbie-Bullseye3
Kathie-Bullseye3 Kathie-Bullseye4


  1. I love the way these blocks look together!

  2. Sophie, would you please let me know where these blocks go in the OMMS? Thanks, Cathy

    • I am so sorry that I forgot to include the Sampler info in the post. It has been updated, as has the 2016 QAL page. You’ll need 8 blocks in Summer Sky colors, similar to those you used in January.

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