(gold/brown floral fabric)
Hawaiian floral is 2” wide, as is the green print on the right side. In this example, the Hawaiian floral is the focus fabric, and I chose other fabrics that picked up the colors in that fabric.
Note how the two end fabrics in the strip set above form the frames around each block.
After the strips are sewn together, press all seams in the same direction on the back side. Press again from the right side.
You will be making 2 separate layouts. Choose one edge fabric as the one to “watch”, your focus fabric; in this case, it is the teal swirl with black and white. Lay 2 of your strip squares with the same fabric at the top, with the strips going horizontally. Then lay two more blocks with the stripes going vertically, with the focus fabric on opposite sides. See photo at left for the way to lay them out. Note that the teal swirl strip is at the top of both the horizontal blocks and on the left of one block and right of the other block on the bottom row. Now place the vertical strip blocks on top of the horizontal strip blocks, with right sides together, one with the focus fabric on the left, the other with the focus fabric on the right. It doesn’t matter if you have your focus fabric at the top or bottom, as long as it is the same on both blocks. You are making two separate blocks by alternating the focus fabric vertically on the horizontal blocks. This is necessary to make the complete pattern formed by the two blocks. Pin at the corners, matching up all four sides.
I hope you enjoy making your own Hidden Wells quilt. But, I warn you, they are addictive! It's truly an adventure to see how lovely the different fabric combinations can be.