Back home in Philadelphia, Ben was not idle; there was a new country to be formed and a constitution to set in place! There was much debate over what the governing branches would be, how slaves would be handled, and breakdowns of responsiblity. In his contentment to see the birth of a new republic, Ben signed the Constitution in 1787, in compromise, in hopes that the United States of America would endure.
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Autograph Star block tutorial
Start making the Autograph Star block by sewing together the three Red scrap 2 1/2 by 6 1/2-inch rectangles. This Center unit A will measure 6 1/2-inches square.
Prepare the Beige B units by drawing a diagonal line across the back of two Beige scrap 4 1/2-inch squares. Then sew 1/4-inch to each side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line. Repeat for the remaining Beige scrap 4 1/2-inch squares; you will need to make four B/B units like these.
Layer the Blue scrap squares on top of the Beige/Beige squares. Layer these together so the drawn line on the Blue scrap square crosses the seam line on the B/B squares! This will ensure that the B/B pieces will show! Sew as before; 1/4-inch to each side of the drawn line...then cut on the drawn line and press...just as before! These pieces should measure 3 1/2-inches square...
then sew the top and bottom rows together. Lay the block out again to make sure everything is right!
Sew the rows together to finish the block! Your Autograph Star block is now ready for a quick press, with spray starch, if you like! We will see you soon with more of our mystery quilt instructions and some treats!
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