Do you remember a certain singer who decided that a symbol would represent him instead of a name? Well that’s how I remembered him after twisting the title of one of his songs. Now that’s what I think of this block. I just kept getting it wrong and the final product is wrong, but I like it the way it is. Nothing to do with the instructions, they were fine, but I have a bad habit of making things late at night when I should go to bed. I am tired and I make mistakes, fortunately it’s not brain surgery!

Purple pain RSC15

It was supposed to be Carrie Nation but I completely forgot to add a third purple to the small squares which are supposed to run through the middle, so I played around with the arrangement and made this instead. Not so much Carrie Nation as Frustration!

I was multi-tasking and making more than one block so I could chain piece but things went awry, never mind the end result is going in the final quilt anyway!

Another purple block still to be made yet. Watch this space

8 thoughts on “Purple Pain

  1. Nice block, I would not be able to figure out what was wrong until you told. It’s lovely the way it is, who would know?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kay says:

      Thank you that’s what I was hoping – there are so many blocks, who could remember them all!


  2. I like the way your Purple Pain block turned out and… Perfection is over-rated!! 😛

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kay says:

      It is! Better to get it made than get it perfect!


  3. Angela says:

    Sorry for the frustration. Block looks great though. Always nice that the finished projects rarely reveal the struggle involved in the creation progress.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kay says:

      It was my own fault – these problems nearly always arise when I try to make things late at night – I need my sleep to function properly! You would think I’d know that by now but it’s so tempting to just sew another block


  4. Sheila says:

    Beautiful prints and block. I didn’t see a problem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kay says:

      Thank you – that’s why I didn’t unpick it in the end, I thought it stood as a block on its own


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Making and creating

Pattern Pandemonium

sewing patterns, mainly designing my own

Deep in the Heart of Textiles

Sharing a range of textiles


Dream in colour, create in fabric, thread, yarn, words, whatever you have to hand

is there room for me to sew?

Quilting, Reading and the Movies


my handcrafting life

Oh Sew Tempting

All things patchwork and quilting ...........

YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad

All things Yarn Related: Crochet, DIY, and Crafts


Smile! You’re at the best site ever


OPQuilt: Quilts & Textiles

Sewing Beside the Sea

All things made with my needle and thread

Coastal Crochet

All things crochet inspired by coastal living...

The Neon Sheep

obsessive crochet & other stuff burnt midnight oil is made of

Crochet Magpie

Where I share my love of colour, shiny things and crochet!

%d bloggers like this: