Scrapping Onward

Hey, what’s next.  I’ve started a quilt from a pattern called Hidden Wells. A number of years ago, a guild I belonged to used this pattern for a mystery.  There are quite a few images on Pinterest and you can use different widths of strips,  but I decided to use all the same size strips. 

For several years, I’ve been making Bereavement Quilts for our local VA Medical Center.  These quilts are given to Veterans who will be passing away in the hospital.  The quilt is then gifted to the family afterwards.  I’m always looking for ways to make red, white, and blue quilts to use up my stash and out came the 2-1/2″ strips.

My first attempt was with four 2-1/2″ strips, but I found that too small of a block. I ended up using 8 2-1/2″ strips and made a 16-1/2″ square out of them. I layered them, sewed around the outside edge, and cut them according to instructions found on Missouri Star Quilt Company. I found this method much easier than cutting first and having to then sew your triangles back together with the bias on the edge.

It is a lot of sewing strips together but everything went together very quickly.  I made quite a dent in my red, white, and blue fabrics as well and decided to clean up that messy box.  I was able to separate the colors into a 3 drawer rolling cart.  I even found some white yardage which will come in handy for future projects.

Here is the finished top, those are big blocks!  This quilt measures 65″ x 83″ which is perfect for donation.

Scrappy regards,  Susan 

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