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    Anyone ever sewed something for their s/o?

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    I figured this best belonged in the care package subforum. I don't really have a question, I'm just sharing with you guys something I'm making for DB right now .

    I've never sewed anything before (I don't count a seam in, say, a shirt coming apart and me repairing it by hand). But I decided I really wanted to make DB a quilt. He's in Afghanistan right now. I started on the quilt project a couple weeks ago because 1) I was super excited about the idea, and 2) I've never sewed anything before so I didn't know how long it would take me. This is entirely self-taught with the help of Google. Not too shabby for my first sewing project! I'm actually making progress a lot faster than I anticipated. I've finished the top layer mostly, except for adding the border. I'm waiting for that fabric in the mail because Joann's didn't have enough of the shade I wanted. The border is gonna be a dark royal blue. I didn't want it to blend into any of the blocks, yet I still wanted it to complement them. There are actually some royal blue stars in the white blocks. The backing is gonna be all dark royal blue as well when I get to it. Right now I'm going back through the top layer and securing all the seams by hand because I didn't do that part right. I just tied them off Oh well, learning as I go!

    I also plan on embroidering a message to him somewhere on the back. It's gonna be so awesome when it's all done When I finish it I promised DB's mom I'd show it to her first before I mail it. Then it's just gonna sit on a shelf in my room until later this fall because that's when I originally planned on mailing it.

    What do you guys think? The blocks match up perfectly in some places, and the mismatched ones are off by an eighth to a quarter inch at most in other places. But you don't really notice it unless you scrutinize it up close. I think the busy-ness of the pattern distracts the viewer from any minor mistakes. It looks pretty cool!

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    I think that is a really cute idea!! The only things I've ever sewn were any rips DH made in his shirts

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    Your blanket looks really awesome! Great job! I really enjoy sewing but I've never made anything for DH. I am currently working on my first plushie though! I'm making a monkey for Quinn out of DH's ABU top.
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    I think it looks great! Congrats on having the patience to make a quilt.
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    WOW! It looks great! I'm sure he will love it!

    I can sew, but I usually don't . If I am making anything it is usually painting related.

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    That looks awesome! I've always wanted to learn how to quilt but haven't gotten around to it yet
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    thats cute! i wanted to make dh a quilt last deployment, but didn't have a sewing machine back home.. so i made him a fleece tie quilt instead! it came out so awesome and he loved it! i wanted to make myself one, but after finishing his, i did NOT want to do it again haha my hands hurt so bad from tying thousands of little ties

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    Quilt update! I have now completely finished the top layer. I finally got the fabric color I wanted for the border. Now the next step is to assemble the backing with all the same blue color . I also decided I'm gonna put the embroidered message on the backside circling all around the edge. It's gonna be so awesome!

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    Cute! Good job!
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    I made a really simple fleece blanket for my husband. But as it was used, several of the seems popped

    We still have the blanket, but I have never fixed it lol
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