I had this brilliant idea to make my mom a quilt for her 50th birthday not only to celebrate her birthday and also to celebrate this new part in her life as her difficult divorce from an abusive husband winds down.
I emailed everyone that I could that she knows (family, old friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc) and asked them to mail me one or more squares. I planned to do a checkerboard pattern of a fabric that I would pick to tie it all together. I got lots of responses that it was a great idea. It ends up that only 5 people sent me squares plus my brother who mailed me a shirt of his that she would recognize to make his square for him. And one aunt that sent me yard each of some fabric that she picked out.
So this project which was supposed to show how many people love and care about her has turned into a pathetic response which states the exact opposite.
The people who made squares are expecting a project and I'm at a loss. What do you think I should do with these measly 6 squares that won't turn out looking pathetic.
It doesn't have to be a traditional quilt.