It is hard to choose something over all the fantastic things that my children have made for me, but this quilt was around long before they were and it is definitley something that I love. My mom made this quilt for me for my 16th birthday, I think it was the second quilt she ever made (the first being the blue couch one, I'm sure she will correct me if I am wrong). She did not start out as a quilter, but she always enjoyed sewing and would often make clothes for me and herself. So, when she decided to make a couple of quilts, she used up scraps that she had already. I can look at this quilt and pick out fabrics from clothes I had as a child and clothes that she wore and other random things that she made, and childhood memories are attached to them all. I loved the quilt when I received it at 16, it went off with me to college and was on my couch and well used for years and years. Now it is put away, all her hand quilting that was in each block has come out from frequent washing (I was a teenager, I just threw it in the wash) and many seams need a bit of repair, but looking at it now and then brings back great memories and is also a reminder of why I am so drawn to this crazy quilting thing.