My most favorite gift to give to graduates is a comforting quilt to carry along with them where ever it is they should go. I am sure these students might at first be more content and happy to have been given the hundreds of dollars that goes into make a quilt, but in the long run I hope they will end up treasuring the quilt for years to come. For those loved ones mentioned above, who have never received a quilt from me, will be getting just that, a hand crafted quilt just for them!
This is the individual blocks laid out but not yet sewn together. I think I am going to go with this layout, which is one of many different ways to create a quilt with this one block. Think log cabin. For me, making a quilt from high quality quilting cottons that will last for many years when taken care of properly is the highest gift I give, it may not be on the top of the recipients' list, but it is on top of my gift giving list!