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From 5 strips to quilt block variation (Hidden wells) – video tutorial

Hidden wells quilt block - 2 minute quilt blocks

Learn to make this Hidden wells quilt block using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:

Materials

  • 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

Unfinished block size

12 3/4 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Repeat the tutorial

To make these blocks you need to make the tutorial twice and get 8 pieces that you’ll arrange into these 2 blocks:

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block video tutorial (Hidden wells)

Vídeo tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

A while ago I made a similar block with 4 fabric strips of the same width. This time I tried with 5 fabric strips of different widths and this is one of the blocks I got.

The choice of fabrics is important. It works best with high contrasting fabrics and colours.

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How to make this block from 5 fabric strips

Learn how to make this block in 2 minutes:

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Materials

  • 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

Block size

12 1/2 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

Arrange the 4 pieces to make the block:

Video tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

 

Quilt layouts with this block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block – video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

Another experimental block or blocks this week.

I’m looking to give it a name. Some fellow quilters have suggested a number of them: Half stripped, The Zipper block, Ripper Zipper, Reflections, Chameleon, Disguised, Topsy turvey, Arrows, Tricuadra, The Envelope, Flip-a-Dee-doo-da!, My joy, Strip Tease, Robbins of life, Directions.

This uses the half square triangle (HST) technique again. The results are quite interesting. This is a block that is very versatile and has many possibilities.

How to make this block and others with just 3 strips of fabric

Learn how to make this block in just over two minutes:

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High contrasting fabrics work best for this type of blocks.

Have a look at some  blocks that can be made with this tutorial (more arrangements can be seen on the video).

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

Some quilt layouts

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorialVideo tutorial: from strips to quilt block