On a cold January 17th, in 1706, Josiah and Abiah Franklin welcomed a new baby, Benjamin, into their small rented house on Milk Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin was, at the time, the youngest of fifteen children! The little newborn was wrapped up and carried off to church...after all, it was Sunday.
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Boston Star Block Tutorial:
Start the Boston Star block by sewing together four Blue scrap 1 3/4-inch strips; press the seams in one direction.
Trim the E units to measure 2 1/2-inch by 4 3/4-inch. We used the middle two pieces as the center of our unit and trimmed from there. The exact amount you need to trim depends on the measurements of your unit. You have your scrap leftover in case your make a mistake. Make 4 E units.
The D units are made the classic way: Draw a diagonal line on the back of both Red 1 D 2 7/8-inch squares; layer on top of a Blue scrap 2 7/8-inch square. Sew 1/4-inch to both sides of the drawn line, cut on the line, press towards the Blue scrap. You will need to make 4 D units total.
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