Eggplant or Aubergine?


By Judith on November 18, 2012
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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!