Video tutorial: From strips to quilt block (Hidden wells)

From strips to quilt block tutorial

This is a different take on a fun block I posted about. It’s such an easy block and it has so many possibilities, I had to go back to it and explore a bit more.

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989  for her Hidden wells quilt.

How to make this block

Learn how to make this block in two minutes. You only need 4 fabric strips sewn together and sliced into half square triangles (HSTs).

After doing the tutorial you will obtain 8 half square triangles  of in total, 4 of each colour:

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Arrange the 8 HSTs to obtain the 2 blocks below:


From strips to quilt block tutorial

Alternative block

This is another block you can make with this tutorial. You can see the tutorial for this one as well:

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Alternative block design

From strips to quilt block tutorial
From strips to quilt block tutorial

Quilt designs possible

With the blocks above you can make the quilts below:

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Using different fabrics

By choosing the fabrics well, you can make striking looking blocks:

Block 1
From strips to quilt block tutorial

Block 2
From strips to quilt block tutorial

Quilt designs

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Alternative arrangement
From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

I’m not finished with this block. I will be experimenting more in the near future. Stay tuned.

From strips to quilt block tutorial - you can make many quilt designs with just the half square triangles you obtain after making this tutorial

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