This block has so much potential that I have made it twice.
Each block has 4 pieces and you can put it together in so many ways!
This is how I made this block
- Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
- One 10 inch square piece of white fabric
This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.
Get the pattern.
The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.
The tutorial produces the next 4 pieces that can be assembled into different layouts to make different quilt designs:
So many blocks…
Just a sample:
Possible quilt layouts
Flying geese plus quilt
White diamonds quilt
White diamonds and crosses quilt
Medallion quilt inverted
These two blocks are the result of 2 experiments with half square triangles. I think they worked out quite well and it’s worthwhile exploring the concepts further. Stay tuned.
How to make 2 modern blocks that use HSTs
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This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.
Learn to make these 2 Hidden wells quilt blocks using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:
- 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
- 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
- 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
- 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
- 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
Finished block size
12 1/4 inch square.