My Dad is the hardest man on Earth to shop for. Every Christmas the entire family freaks out and complains about it. Last year I decided to make him a quilt since he always says he is cold. At the time I had no idea what I was getting into. I had never quilted anything successfully before.
I wanted to make it personal for him so each block was either something about him or a family member. Problem was, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted. I had the hardest time getting just the right fabrics. I had no idea a simple beagle or Chihuahua was going to be a headache to find. In the end I decided to paint the squares that I couldn't find. Also, a non cartoon alien or bigfoot is nearly impossible to find too.
Another impossibility is getting a picture of my Dad that his dog isn't photobombing. LOL!
Here is a pic without the boarder done yet.
Here is a shot of some of the individual squares I painted
and here are some shots of the individual blocks.
My sisters block had her dog and The Wizard of Oz on it.
And here are blocks of his beloved dog and the cat
I know it is a super simple design but for my first quilt I was completely overwhelmed. I had no idea it was going to be so much work and I was on a deadline for Christmas. I am happy to say I got it done. Sorry for taking so long to post up!