Hidden Well Lap Quilt by Lizzy

After finishing my Scrappy Trip Around The World quilt Scrappy Trip Around The World Quilt I’ve decided it’s to live in my front room…well, it means I do need another quilt for my smaller sofa but as I’m hooked on making them so it’s no chore!
After having a look through my collection of patch working books & found the method for Hidden Well. It’s easy to do with a jelly roll it seems…

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The strips in the roll are 22″ long so I cut each in half as I’m only wanting a small quilt & also want to make some cushions too.

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Next I chose 4 of my strips at a time, these are sewn length wise together with a 1.4″ seam allowance you then measure the combined depth of this. Using this measurement ( mine are 8.5″ deep) cut your blocks into a square…8.5″x 8.5″. I got two blocks & a bit spare to use later…

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Finish stitching all the strips together & cutting the blocks then the magic starts lol! Lay one block down so strips run horizontally then take another with different fabric combination & Lay it directly on top but this time vertically.

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Now stitch around all of the edges using the usual 1.4″ seam allowance, make up all your double layer boxes…then it’s time to cut again…

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Cut diagonally from corner to corner

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Cut these triangles in half again… this gives you the cubes that have rows running in 2 directions.

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Continue until you have them all cut & pressed…lay them out however you please ready to sew into quilt top…………..how cute are these?

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I had ended up with a square as I’d done 6 rows by 6 of the cubes so I added a plain 2.5″ strip to each end. I also used the short strips I’d saved from earlier, sewed these into a long strip…cut length wise into two then again. These I sewed together to form two strips of little blocks to add beside the plain strips.

20130121-081106 PM.jpgOnce I was happy with the size of the top I cut a backing from a sheet I got for a bargain price of £1.50 from a local charity shop the other week. The wadding I had wasn’t quite wide enough so I joined a couple of pieces. It seems to not have an adverse effect on finished item as its all quilted down flat.
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Sandwich the wadding between the top & backing fabric & pin……

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These bent pins are really easy to use. Now for some quilting, as its a small one it’s not going to be too much of a wrestling match, using my wandering foot & mid grey as a top thread & bright red in the bobbin so it shows underneath.

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Time for the binding, matches the red strip on the front

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Lap quilt all finished although I’m not sure if its for me or Archie the sewing dog!

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About Craft Hill Fabric Artisans

Hi, we are a mother and daughter tea drinking, tattoo wearing duo of crafters. Every Wednesday evening we get together and make beautiful things for friends, family and sometimes ourselves. Helped along the way by sometime models & general pests Izzy the Border Terrier & Archie the Patterdale terrier (spot them in our pic's) We are both living in beautiful Devon but grew up in Norfolk. We call ourselves Fabric Artisans & this has come down through five generations of seamstresses, needle women & crafters of all things fabric.
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13 Responses to Hidden Well Lap Quilt by Lizzy

  1. Maribeth says:

    I love this! And am adding it to my list of quilts I want to make this year!!!

  2. Me too! And I only have a few projects to finish before I get to this one!

  3. Bright, colorful, cheerful…love it!

  4. What a gorgeous, colourful quilt! And I love that you got the backing from a charity shop – upcycling rules!

  5. I love the Hidden Wells quilt. The jelly roll you’ve used is so lovely and cheerful. It looks like I’m going to be digging in my scrap bins again to make one myself. Or perhaps I’ll use up one of the jelly rolls in my stash. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sandra Louise says:

    Love that block – what a great use of jelly roll cuts. Thanks for the like on my blog.

  8. Sandra Louise says:

    Oh, and the puppy’s awfully cute, too!
    Sandra

  9. Kathi says:

    I love the extra interest gained by using stripped fabrics.

    thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is really interesting. Will be watching for more good tips.

  10. Kathy says:

    Thank you for a lovely tutorial! You quilt was not a design that I could figure out just by looking at the picture, and that intrigued me. I adore the term ‘wadding’ as I usually say ‘batting’ and my ‘walking foot’ is your ‘wandering foot!’ This quilt idea is going straight to my “quilting” pinboard.

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