Hello Ladies...OK, here we have #26 for the State Flower Quilt project. I'm having no trouble at all stitching these up, as they are small and easy to do, but lately, I seem to have very little time for blogging. My darling 13 year-old "office assistant" has volunteered to do the research for the flowers so that will most definitely help me out time-wise, and I'm hoping this will keep the project moving along more quickly.
So. Today we have the last Violet (viola soroia), for Rhode Island this time--the last state to officially adopt a flower. In 1897, the school children voted it in, but it was not legislated until 1968. (And I don't know any more, cuz that's all I have on my 3 x 5 card.) See? We are moving along quickly!
But anyway...what can I say about the dear little violet that hasn't already been said here? If you missed the other three posts, you can find links to them on the State Flower List page and find out all about them. I find myself going back to this page time and again whenever I need to find one of the blocks for someone. It gets updated with a new blog link as I finish each flower--please check that out if you are looking for info about a particular flower.
COLORS: Blues this time-and oh how I adore a blue violet! Used the J&P Coats varigated floss again--love that stuff--which makes such a pretty effect on the petals. The green is DMC#3349. To get the pattern for RHODE ISLAND click on the image or go to the pattern page HERE. Enjoy!