I bought the dragon fabric from Joann's. I fussy cut a 12 1/2" X 24 1/2" panel from the fabric. Then just kept adding borders until it reached the size I wanted. Backed it with black minkee.
Did not have a recipient in mind when making the top. But, as I was laying it out on the floor to sandwich the layers together, my youngest son walked by, stopped, said WOW! and that's for me, right? Makes you feel good when your kids like your quilts.