Birthday Blanket

A couple months ago, I picked up this lovely bit of fleece from a fabric auction. ๐Ÿ™‚

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When I first saw the pattern I was like “Eww… fishing.” Then lightbulb~! My brothers are in scouts and had been learning how to fly-fish at the time so I decided to turn it into a blanket for the one with the closest birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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So once again I wrangled the serger – which was much easier than when I had first used it on my dad’s blanket. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Muwhahaha….

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Since I decided to do rounded corners, Nina had to help tug me the fabric into submission. ^^;

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However I felt more and more like a pro with the straight edges. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Muwahahaha…

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When I finished serging, Nina threaded the remaining tail into a needle and had me weave the end in.

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The prettiest rounded corner (Nina did this one!)

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Finished! Happy birthday little bro!

 

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Father’s Day Gift

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Pusheen making himself comfortable on my project

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Me using the serger for the first time! ouo;

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So far so good…

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First edge done! Now for the other three…

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Done!

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Closeup of the finished edges. ๐Ÿ™‚

Picked up this striped fleece fabric from the American Sewing Guild fabric auction Wednesday night and decided I wanted to make a blanket for my dad for Father’s Day. At first I tried blanket stitching but it was taking too long and didn’t look very nice… so I brought it over to my parents house to use my sisters’ serger. Whee! For a first serging project I think it turned out really well! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Father’s Day!

[Special thanks to my little sis Nina for her awesome photography!]