I don't know where or why I got it in my head that violets are not spring flowers.
A few people left comments on my post yesterday suggesting proof to the contrary.
And then I walked outside and thought Mother Nature was telling me, too ... until a few commenters pointed out that this is a variety of vinca, also known as periwinkle and I recognized it then, too.
There aren't just a few of them ... they are everywhere.
In case you're wondering, although it looks and feels like spring NOW ... I am waiting to be sure before the massive garden cleanup this place needs ...
That lesson learned, I spent yesterday afternoon and evening finishing the scrappy batik blocks that are needed for the Old MacDonald's Mystery Sampler.
The snails trails and violet blocks are more spread out than this in the quilt, but I wanted to put them together to get an idea of how well they will work together. I realized yesterday that this may be the first quilt I make exclusively from batiks. I was kind of amazed at how many different purple batiks I found in my scraps or stash. Can a strictly batik quilt be considered a scrap quilt? The process from my perspective is the same except that I am excluding batiks from the other sampler I am making from this year's patterns for the Block Lotto and using them exclusively in this one.
If you missed it, you can see the rest of my violet blocks and a link to the free block pattern in yesterday's post here - It's Sampler Saturday at Sophie Junction.
You can find out more about the two sampler designs on the Block Lotto's 2016 QAL page.
You can find more great scrappy projects at the party for Oh Scrap! on Cynthia's blog, Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.