Now in his latter years, Ben had nothing but time...time to enjoy his writing, his reading, his inventions, his home, and his correspondence. He had worked hard and life ended up being good to this self-made man...good with with fame, fortune, friends, and family.
Use this bonus block as a replacement for any other 12-inch block in the quilt!
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(We strongly advise downloading all three of these pages)
Wheel of Time block tutorial
Start the A units, by drawing a diagonal line through 1 Red scrap 3 7/8-inch square...
Layer the prepared Red scrap square on top of 1 Blue scrap square...
then stitch 1/4-inch to each side of the drawn line.
Cut on the drawn line...you will have two units from the one set!
Press seam toward one side; each A unit should measure 3 1/2-inch square.
Next, draw diagonal lines as before, through all of the Beige scrap 3 7/8-inch squares!
Make the B units in the same way by layering a prepared Beige scrap 3 7/8-inch square on top of the remaining Red scrap 3 7/8-inch square. Stitch, cut, and press. You will need 8 Red and Beige B units that measure 3 1/2-inch square.
The C units are made the same way! Layer the remaining prepared Beige scrap 3 7/8-inch squares with the remaining Blue scrap squares...stitch 1/4-inch to each side of the drawn line, cut, and press. You will need 6 Beige and Blue C units that measure 3 1/2-inch square!
Following the diagram on Page 2 and the photos, lay out the A, B, and C units as shown. Pay close attention to the direction of each unit!
Sew the units together in rows as shown. You may find that you need to re-press some of your seams in the other direction...the block will go together best if the the seams are pressed opposite and allowed to "nest' together. We found it easiest to re-press as we went along since not all seams needed to be re-pressed!
Here is the same Wheel of Time block in the studio test pattern green and gold!
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