Personalize the quilt if it's possible. I had a name and birth date, so it was an advantage to hold off until the baby arrived. This is a reason I keep letter and number prints in my quilting stash. The birth date, in this case, was from a tape measure print that I fussy cut and appliquéd on. Same for the initials. Then, finally, I sign my work. It's sort of subtle with me. In earlier pieces, I always included a patch with a dog print. Now that I have my bolts of Tammis Keefe dog fabrics, I fussy cut the Pekingese and use it for my signature. On this quilt, the pekingese is one of the red patches in the log cabin block.