My mother in law is having a milestone birthday next month. Months ago I began a Signature Quilt for her. I selected a pattern for a lap size quilt with lots of color. I assembled the blocks and mailed them out to family members. I included special pens for writing a birthday message to Ann. I included instructions and scrap fabric to practice with the pens before writing the final message. Ann’s children, grandchildren and spouses each signed a block. Once I had the blocks in my hands again I put them together, added borders and sent the quilt off to be machine quilted. All this took time, of course. But it was back to me with plenty of time for me too add the binding. Now it is ready to be wrapped and presented in Florida next month.
It is a fun project and, I hope, a special gift but you must begin ahead of time.