American Album Block of the Month - Ohio The Buckeye State Block 14
From P3 Designs
By Pereira, Pearl & Prioleau, Susan
In Pattern Series-Block of Month
Ohio The Buckeye State Block 14 - It’s thought that the first use of “Buckeye” to refer to an Ohioan was back in 1788. Campus Martius was a fort that served as home for early settlers. The story goes, that on September 2, 1788, a certain Colonel Sproat lead a procession of judges to the court. His posture was erect and he stood six feet, four inches tall. As he lead the procession, glittering sword in hand, onlooking Indians shouted out “Hetuck, hetuck, hetuck” meaning “Big Buckeye. The state of Ohio is named after the Ohio River. Ohio is the name that the Iroquois Indians used when referring to the river and means “large” or “beautiful river. Ohio is the birthplace of seven U.S. presidents, the first professional baseball team, and the all-American favorite, the hot dog! Other state symbols: bird - Cardinal, flower - scarlet carnation, insect - ladybug, nut-buckeye, native fruit - Pawpaw.
Finished block size 15in. - Our love for Baltimore Album Quilts made during the 1800's was the inspiration for our American Album Blocks. Each 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 Pearl's Easy Applique Techniques. Join us as we travel across America block by block and state by state.
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