Ben quickly made friends in busy Philadelphia! He was a fine printer and soon his reputation made it to the ears of Sir William Keith, the colony's governor. Govenor Keith wanted to see if Ben was the printer he was said to be, and sent Ben to London England to buy the equipment necessary to set up his own shop! When he got to London, Ben realized there would be no equipment nor shop...the governor had sent no money, letters, or notes, only empty promises.
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London Roads block tutorial
Start the London Roads block by drawing diagonal lines across the back of one Beige scrap 4 1/4-inch square. Layer with the remaining Beige scrap 4 1/4-inch square. Then sew 1/4-inch to each side of one of the drawn lines. Cut on the sewn line and press the two resulting squares open.
Do exactly the same with the colored 4 1/4-inch squares: draw two diagonal lines across the back of the Red scrap 4 1/4-inch square, layer on top of the Blue scrap 4 1/4-inch square, sew, cut, and press the two resulting squares open.
You will need to finish drawing the diagonal line across the back of the Biege units...this will guide your sewing as before! Layer these Beige squares on top of the Blue and Red squares; sew 1/4-inch to each side of the unsewn line, cut and press open just like before. Repeat with remaining squares to make 4 Corner units.
Sew the top and bottom borders to the block; triming as needed.
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