Monday, 23 June 2014

Purple Haze

Hello, my name is Serena of "Sew Giving ... Selfishly" and I don't like purple.  

AusBee June Bee Block #1

There, I've said it.  You may forward all hate mail to serena@sewgiving.com.au




The colour and I just don't get on.  


AusBee June Bee Block #2

It has magical powers and makes my machine sew any seam allowance other than 1/4".




On top of that it makes my printer not print to scale ... and in turn makes me produce a paper pieced star at 12" instead of 12.5".


Offending 12" paper pieced block

Of course it's the colours fault!  Who else's could it be? 


{tongue firmly planted in cheek}

I sent the 12" block to our Queen Bee this month, along with the others.  You never know, it may come in handy on the back .. ahem.

Serena xx

I'll be linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts

19 comments:

  1. I say you boycott that stinkin' purple for all the wrong it's done to you. It's only fair.

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  2. Ha ha :-) Yummy purples!

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  3. lovely sharp points on those stars. I have very little purple in my stash, if its as nasty as you say then i'd better stay well away.

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  4. Who knew purple was a finicky color!! I like purple but don't really sew with it. I made a purple bee block once. Your blocks look beautiful and I am sure your recipient loves them!! Seems like you made another bee block recently that had some purple too.

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  5. I feel sorry for you Serena. Have can you not like purple? Purple and cobalt blue are my favorite colours. If any more comes yur way just post it onto me and I will take care of it for you. I really like the blocks you've made.

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  6. Well I better not use it in your bee block then or the whole quilt will be ruined ;)

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  7. I have the same relationship with purple.... And have to force myself to use it in quilting. Why does purple have so many hues? Sometimes it looks more red and sometimes it looks more blue.

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  8. How much we continue to have in common! And yet, there I was, using purple in my embroidered feathers! Scraps, you know, from a long ago quilt. Good thing you warned Jo!!!

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  9. You might not like it, but the blocks look beautiful! Congrats for sticking it out and finishing these up! ;)

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  10. I have only recently forced myself to add purple to my stash. I had no purple fabric until one day I decided my ABC quilt elephant needed to be purple. I am sure what happened to you is the colour's fault. :)

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  11. The blocks still look awesome, Serena :)

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  12. Love the solids - they look lovely anyway! Maybe if you tried talking nicely to your purple fabric it will grow on you - supposed to work for plants!

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  13. As the mother of a purple lover, I have a very good purple stash.
    I suspect it was possibly that the PDF you printed your paper piecing pattern off that was at fault for the too small star - they like to select the fit to page box for you automatically when it's printing to a4, which is enough to screw it up. Make sure it's set to actual size next time :).
    If you ever need to send your purples away in disgrace, you have my address xx

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  14. Love the purple and my sisters name is Serena too.

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  15. You should set it in a corner to make it think about what it's done!

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  16. Purple deserves to be forever banished from your sewing room, though you did create some lovely blocks in spite of its mean nature!

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  17. I don't like purple either! ;)

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  18. I'm not a fan of purple either, and i think the only purples i actually use are from AMH, somehow i don't find hers offending. But while you may not be a purple fan either your blocks sure look great!

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