American Album Block of the Month - Block 17 - New Mexico
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Block # 17 New Mexico - Land of Enchantment. The Land of Enchantment describes New Mexico's scenic beauty and rich history. This legend was placed on New Mexico license plates in 1941. The nickname became the official State Nickname of New Mexico on April 8, 1999. In 1920, the Daughters of the American Revolution suggested that a new state flag design be adopted that was more representative of the unique character of New Mexico. The simple and meaningful design features an interpretation of an ancient symbol of the sun as found on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. This red symbol is called a Zia and is centered on their flag in a field of yellow. Other state symbols roadrunner and chili peppers.The love for the Baltimore Album Quilts made during the 1800s was the inspiration for the American Album Blocks. Each new 15 realistic album style block is filled with flowers, birds and a little American history. Each Pattern includes full size numbered pattern with detailed embroidery instructions and Pearls Easy Applique Techniques. Join us as we travel across America block by block and state by state. Watch your quilt grow.