American Album Block of the Month - Block 30 - Delaware
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Block # 30 - Delaware - The First StateThe Indians and the state were both named after the Delaware River. The Delaware River was named after Sir Thomas West (Lord de la Warr), the Virginia Companys first governor. December 7, 1787, Delaware, became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Before that, it was the only colony to be claimed by Sweden, Holland and England. The first regularly operated steam railroad began operations in New Castle in 1831.
State symbols: colors Colonial Blue & Buff, Strawberry, Peach Blossoms, Sweet Goldenrod, Tiger Swallowtail, Lady Bug, American Holly.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.