Hidden wells is one of my favourite quilts. 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.
This time I’ve tried playing with high contrasting solids to get a different result.
What do you think?
I’ve done a few hidden wells blocks.
You can play with fabrics to get special effects such as in this ombre palette.
I made this block as Michael Miller Ambassador and used their silky Cotton Couture solids from the Michael Miller Colour wheel fat quarter bundle I received..
Check out other fabric combinations on the video.
Other hidden wells blocks I’ve made:
My book Turnabout Patchwork
“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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