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Hidden wells with 4 strips in solids – video tutorial

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.

Fabric collection

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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Hidden wells with 4 strips variation - video tutorial

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Scrappy star and pinwheel quilt blocks video tutorial

Today we’re going to have fun with these two scrappy blocks: a star block and a pinwheel block.

Both can be made with fabric scraps.

How to make 2 scrappy fun blocks

Learn in no time:

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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2 scrappy blocks video tutorial

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Disappearing nine patch – turnabout patchwork – video tutorial

This is a different kind of disappearing nine patch you probably haven’t seen before.

It’s from my book Turnabout patchwork (get it on Amazon or from the publisher Martingale. Check out at the end of the video other disappearing nine patch quilts and all the other quilts in my book.

Warning: If you’re not fond of bias seams you won’t like this block.

How to make an disappearing nine patch block

Fabric collection

The Nerida Hansen fabrics on the video are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. A joy to work with. Plus look at the great modern prints in the collection.

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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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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Disappearing 9 patch - Turnabout patchwork video tutorial

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Chevron quilt block – video tutorial

This is a very simple block and a versatile one. It works just as well with coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

How to make an easy chevron quilt block

Fabric collection

The Nerida Hansen fabrics on the video are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. A joy to work with.

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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Chevron quilt block video tutorial

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Broken wheel quilt block – video tutorial

Broken wheel is a 9-patch block with 4 square in a square units and 4 rail fence units placed around a central square.

It’s quite a simple block to make even for a beginner. This quilt would look great as a scrappy quilt.

How to make an Broken wheel quilt block

Fabric collection

These Haerae Design Studio fabrics are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. The artwork is just beautiful.

Template download

If you prefer to make the square in a square with foundation piecing here’s the template:

For freezer paper foundation piecing trace the template on a piece of freezer paper

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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Broken wheel quilt block video tutorial

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