This step will continue the assembly for the Traditional Setting for finishing the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt. We will offer the finishing steps broken down into sewing steps, so that those who are working on the quilt as it posts may continue to follow along while continuing to finish their quilt. After all of the steps have finished posting for the 'Traditional Setting' the 'Non-Traditional' Setting will begin.
**A note about the fabrics: For the Traditional Setting quilt, we will be showing blocks made in a different colorway than our usual red, white, and blue. These blocks were made to test the pattern and are from our ThimbleberriesTM stash...you may find photos of many of these blocks in the "Ben Franklin Blocks" photo album on the left side of our Main/Home Page. The usual red, white, and blue blocks will be featured in the Non-Traditional Setting posting later.
This month's installment is easy and fast to finish! Make sure the 6 1/2-inch blocks you are using are square before you begin! If you are behind in making your blocks, now would also be a good time to catch up...you may want to continue squareing-up and trimming your large blocks to 12 1/2-inches square for following months' steps...
There are more surprises to follow for this quilt, so we will see you again next month with more instructions!!
To print a copy of Page 1, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 5 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 1
To print a copy of Page 2, click here-->Download Traditional Setting-Step 5 Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt page 2
(We strongly advise downloading both of these pages)
Because the units have been previously sewn, there is no tutorial for this step...
Your Step 5 blocks will finish something like this:
If you are missing a page, or need further copies of any of the instructions posted to date, click on the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt button under DON'T MISS A STEP to find what you need. If you have a question, or need further assistance, please contact Erik HOMEMADE®.