Two weeks ago I stopped at our local Book Mobile and found a quilting book by Pam & Nicky Lintott titled "Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts"
To my great surprise one of the quilts included was Hidden Wells that was created in 1989 by Mary Ellen Hopkins. With her permission these instructions were adapted to use a jelly roll - some cut some not - in different widths 1.25 to 2.5". My strip set started out looking like this before cutting both diagonals.
Once the technique is figured out you can make any number of variations by changing the number of strips and widths. My quilt with 3.5" borders measured 59" x 72" after quilting and binding.
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The quilt was made from 3.5" cut squares and finished at 55.5" x 72.5".