Good morning Don,
I had someone ask me recently if I made quilts to sell. I just told them 'no' because I don't like deadlines and folks don't want to pay what the quilt is worth in material and time. The someone happened to be my cousin so she just might get a quilt as a gift but the fabric and pattern will be my choosing and no deadline. Be sure to factor in the time already spent in blocks you have made etc in giving her something to choose from. That's part of the process too.
I am going to place the items I make on a shelf. If a relative (close friend) admires one in particular, they might find themselves the owner of a new quilt. This way I don't have to worry about being disappointed or worried if they like the quilt.
Word does get around that Don Wiseman will 'make you a quilt'. Do you have a response ready?