Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Playing With Stripes - Part 1

The other day I was looking at a Hidden Wells quilt that I made a number of years ago for my daughter Shelli.  It’s usually on her bed at home but I borrow every once in a while to use as part of one of my lectures, so it’s currently in my possession.  I’m going to be making another one again this summer when I get together with a group of friends in Las Vegas.

Shelli Hidden Wells

This time I thought it might be fun to make it the lazy way by using a striped fabric.  I’ve purchased  four different stripes to play with,.


I’m playing with the top one first.  The stripe has a very wide repeat so it’s turning out different than a regular Hidden Wells, but it’s still interesting and has promise.


So far these are a few of the blocks I’ve made.


The two on the right are sewn together correctly while the two on the left look more like Kaleidoscope blocks (because I sewed them together backwards Sad smile.  I may take them apart and sew them back together and see how that works.  In the mean time I will continue to play and try some of the other stripes. 




  1. Interesting - I think the stripes are a lot of fun. I can't wait to see more.

  2. Love your choice of fabric's, can't wait to see it done. Is that one of your patterns?


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