On every quilt I've ever made (don't get too excited, there haven't been that many), I've quilted a small heart into the design. Melissa and I are planning to applique hearts into the corners of this quilt, and on hers too. The hearts will have our initials on them, one heart for each person:
one for my mother, who made the patches
one for Melissa, who sewed the top together
one for me, who will do the hand-quilting
We are also planning to have Melissa's 6-year-old daughter take a few stitches in the quilt, and will put her initials in another heart. That will be a heart in each corner.
Did you notice that it will ultimately be a four-generation quilt?