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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 28th November
« on: Yesterday at 10:43:46 »
Oh noooo!  :hug:

Can bring you a slice of cake after lockdown!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 28th November
« on: November 28, 2020, 18:42:20 PM »
@Flobear I see Mike and Vicky's cake is of the usual high standard.  How nice to have a catch up.  Birthday greetings to Mr Bear ( is it a big one?)

Oo-er Missus. That's a rather personal question  :faints:

Yes, he's three score and ten tomorrow. It looks like 'To Steve' on the cake-board but it's actually '70'
We're having an official cutting and socially-distant sharing for elevenses with a friend who lives alone tomorrow.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 28th November
« on: November 28, 2020, 14:29:16 PM »
I've just spent a delightful, more-or-less socially distanced 3 hours with my eldest nephew who drove from the SW London area (it was Surrey when I lived there) to deliver Mr Bear's birthday cake.



Mr Bear was truly surprised and delighted with said cake. Nephew's wife bakes and does the outer layer of icing, nephew does all the detailed work.  Looking forward to sampling some tomorrow on the Actual Day  :P


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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 28, 2020, 14:21:07 PM »
That's exactly what I did @Iminei  Great minds and all that  ;)

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I'm sure I'm right in saying that @Iminei has an offer of a masterclass on pj botts from @Puzzler  . It's finding the right fabric that's the sticking point. I spotted some online that I thought would be perfect and asked for a sample but they never got back to me  ><


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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 27, 2020, 21:53:43 PM »
No, @Lowena , I shall be hand-sewing the other side  :thread:

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 27, 2020, 16:44:54 PM »
212" of binding machined on. Had to have 3 goes at the final join  :S  Need decent light to sort out the twiddly bits, may get time to turn it tomorrow. Hoping the mitres will be neat without any further attention.

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 26, 2020, 16:41:50 PM »
Wow! @Kenora
That's brilliant!!

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 25, 2020, 19:33:16 PM »
I've bound quite a number of small pieces and, apart from the first one,  have always done as @Ploshkin described. Being small items, it has been a bit fiddly to manage the final join but I've always succeeded in the end. Making it slightly tight, as @Deafoldbat said, became obvious after my first couple of bindings.
The first one I did, before I knew about the mitr(e)ing trick, was the method I think @Acorn is using.

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 25, 2020, 17:59:19 PM »
Thank you for the responses, ladies  :thumbsup:

I intended to make one long strip and have planned it so the joins don't end up in the same place or on corners. Do I take it by 'continuous' that I need to join it in a complete circle before starting to attach it?

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 25, 2020, 16:42:15 PM »
My Christmas red isn't as dark as that but it works OK.

I seem to be collecting yellows and oranges by accident, they've never been colours I've warmed to!

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 25, 2020, 16:39:11 PM »
Interesting @Pearl . It looks as if one person's cherry is another person's vermilion - or something!

Anyway, I have a newbie question for experienced binders. I have read right through the tut about binding but it's not mentioned - maybe it's so obvious that only a stupid person would ask it  :|

My assembled quilt measures 51" each side. I have cut the lengths for the binding and will assemble them on Friday. Before I pin it on, should I measure the binding in 51" chunks - apart from the first bit which starts in the middle - so I can make sure I don't accidentally stretch or squidge any of the sides and end up with not-a-perfect square when it's done?

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 25, 2020, 12:18:47 PM »
Ive only just noticed!!! Yes that Cherry red is not the cherry red I used!
Maybe the girl who picked it got it wrong...

I didn't think it was the same as your Cherry Red @Iminei , I would have noticed if yours was that orangey because it wouldn't have matched the red in my BOMs.

Anyway, now sorted, as you said. Can't do anything until Friday now because I have more clearing up and stuff to do before surveyor comes tomorrow and we have agreed to be out, with the dogs, when he comes.

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 24, 2020, 19:15:05 PM »
I agree about seeing the same blocks in similar colours, I thought that every time we posted in the gallery @Acorn
And the only cherries I've seen looking that orangey were unripe!

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Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Novembers BOM
« on: November 24, 2020, 18:07:46 PM »
I decided to pinch the hanger idea and hang up my BOM quilt while it's waiting to be bound.



And I took a pic. of the two reds. The one on the right is supposedly Cherry Red and on the left is Christmas Red. Don't know how well they'll show up on other screens but you may be able to see that Cherry is definitely more orangey.




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