For those of you with husbands, you might have similar qualms, but my S.O. (significant other) is extremely difficult to shop for. Even worse then getting pre-made items is finding things I can make him. He has watched me as I have made dozens of items for the ladies in my life and has mentioned a few times “hey when are you going to make something for me?”. But considering he isn’t a big fan of sundresses and I refuse to knit him a pair of pants (that’s a long story) I am usually at a loss of things I can make him that he would like. Before he went to Iraq I made him a pillowcase for a small down pillow that would easily squish down into his pack. Besides that and sewing on chevrons and name tapes, my homemade gifts have never been for him. A few years ago I made my dad a guitar quilt. I discovered two fabrics: one with acoustic and one with electric guitars, and I designed a pattern and made it for him for christmas. As I was putting it together, Andy asked if I would make one for him next. Finally something I could make for him that he might actually enjoy! Needless to say it took me three years to get to this project and finally it is done….so by finally done I mean it is about 80% done. But that is closer than it has ever been before! Now you might be asking ‘Natalie, how do you make a quilt in just three years?’. Well let me share the steps.