I have not worked on my quilt since Independence Day. It has been too hot. But I realized, in talking with my quilter friend La Tenora, that there is not much time before my daughter’s anniversary — and since it is an anniversary gift, I had better get back to it.

Here is the quilt in question, a “Garden Twist,” albeit with no flowers. It was only a quilt top when this picture was taken.

And here is a detail of the quilting. The fabric includes a Neptune print, to symbolize my son-in-law’s Navy service, a print of little elephants because that is #1 daughter’s animal, a print with the words “love” and “peace” coming down from the clouds, and squares from her daddy’s work shirts. It is quilted in Celtic knots, in recognition of the couple’s shared interest in Celtic mythology.

I make one quilt each year. Here is 2003: a “Snoozing Snakes” quilt for #2 son.



And from 2002: a “Moon and Stars” for #2 daughter.




I will try to make good progress on the Garden Twist this weekend. Will I also finish the sock? Perhaps. This second pair of socks is taking much longer than the first — perhaps because I keep stopping to do other projects…