He wanted to make a quilt. He bought a kit and started sewing it. It's a quilt-as-you-go kit, done with both machine and hand stitching. Then - sadly - it was left in the closet for many years.
A friend of a friend gave my contact info out and several weeks later - I finished the top for her.
The blocks were all made, there was no additional fabric or batting. I only had what was in the bag. The quilt will be given back to the original owner on his 50th birthday this fall.
I bet he's going to be surprised that his mom kept it all these years.