Sunday, 18 November 2012

Eggplant or Aubergine?

A month or so back I 'aquired' an offcut of some lucious deep purple linen.

The label described the colour of this linen as Eggplant.  The British vegetable equivalent is Aubergine!

Whatever your vegetable preference, one thing you must know:  IT ISN'T BROWN!

EPP Linen Cushion

I decided to put my holiday EPP project to good use.  These diamonds were sewn from a wee pile of scraps, while travelling at 70mph along some motorway in England or Wales in July!


It was quite difficult photographing the true colour of this linen, which I doubled up as I didn't want the white wadding showing through.

EPP Linen Cushion

I wanted to highlight the hexies created in the negative spaces around the stars, so I used an open satin stitch in variegated thread, which just happened to have the exact colours of this project in it!

This was an impromptu make, so I didn't have the right size zipper to make the back.  Instead I covered 2 buttons in the linen, made a couple of button holes and voila!

EPP Linen cushion

This cushion finishes at 24" x 16" (Ikea filler) and is now sitting proudly on my BROWN sofa!

And before I go, Bee Blessed volunteers hit record numbers yesterday!

Bee Blessed Nov12

We were delighted to have 3 new members, swelling our numbers to 13 yesterday (the most we've ever had in one sitting!).  From the youngest (age 11) to the oldest (never you mind!) we were a busy and productive hive!

Thank you to everyone who has already made the Great Big Kiss Block for us this month.  It is so lovely seeing the blocks accumulating.  The tutorial is here if you fancy having a go!



21 comments:

  1. Love the variegated hexies, looks fab!

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  2. In Canada the vegetable is an eggplant, as is the colour, which is deep purple. I would love to find eggplant linen, is there more to be had? Your pillow is lovely as is that group working on bee blessed.

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  3. I love your cushion. I have some very similar purple fabric-need to dig it out now!

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  4. Ooooooooo! Love that cushion. Whatever colour you want to call it, it works beautifully.

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  5. Lovely cushion missus. Bee blessed blocks on my big To Do list xxx

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  6. Lovely cushion and the negative space embroidery gives it an edge. Your BB hive look as if they were working hard. Di x

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  7. Nice stitching on the cushion , and YAY to bee blessed growing!

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  8. Fabulous cushion! And what a busy hive you had!

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  9. It's a stunner Jude and you've pulled off a gorgeous aubergine cushion or eggplant pillow!

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  10. Great cushion - very inventive! The Bee Blessed block is still on my to do list ;-) Great so many people are getting involved. Hope you're enjoying your camera x

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  11. Love the cushion....and the egg plant colour is lovely. Glad to see the age group is growing too!

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  12. I love your cushion! The BB group looks wonderful - there's a wee cutie in the bottom left of the photo ;o)

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  13. Great colours and I love both sides of this cushion!

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  14. I love this colour!! The eep is so well placed in this cushion and I adore the satin stitching!

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  15. I love this colour!! The eep is so well placed in this cushion and I adore the satin stitching!

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  16. Wow what a stunning cushion - does it have a "goats keep off" sign attached? Love the diamond stars and the secondary hexie spaces created by your positioning.

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  17. spectacular cushion! love the stitching and the variegated thread ( i have never tried it) and the aubergine! gorgeous!

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  18. Wow your cushion looks amazing! Love the aubergine colours-stunning!

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  19. Smashing cushion, really like how you stitched in the negative space.
    Good to see young members of the bee too.

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