I got a text from one of the people who grew up a few houses away from me. She's been doing lots of sorting and clearing out over these last couple of months. In amongst her son's childhood items, she found this quilt, and asked if I had made it. At first, I didn't remember having made a baby quilt for her. But when I scrolled down further to see the photos, I recognized it immediately.
Wow. Hee, hee.
I made it in 1986, about 7 years after I learned to quilt. It was a pretty popular pattern at the time. A Google search came up with Garden Trellis, Garden Twist, and Around the Twist. Around the Twist sounds very familiar, so I think that was the name as I learned (and forgot) it.
And yes, at that time, I signed all my quilts and crafty items with those little name tapes. The name was suggested by one of my friends, a pun if you will. "Handmade" becomes "Ann Made" - see? I ran out of "Ann Made" business cards a long, long time ago, but I still have some of that tape tucked away in a drawer, and I still have scraps of some of those fabrics in my stash.
It's this kind of color play and geometry play that are a big part of what intrigued me about quiltmaking - and has kept me going all these years. I still love green and I still love little spriggy prints the best, like the background white print. So, it was a very pleasant walk down Memory Lane. And I'm posting about a crib quilt just under the wire, as it's still just barely Mother's Day here.