Daylily #2

Daylily #2

My mother’s parents were avid gardeners, especially in their retirement years. My mother was also an avid gardener, a writer of gardening books and a photographer, and my father liked working in the yard. I didn’t inherit any of their gardening talents, but my mother got me started taking photographs when I was about 10.

From my grandmother’s journals: “April 29, 1950
33 degrees out. Marion and I got back last night at 8:30 from that fine trip south. In Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans it was full summer with loveliest trees and flowers. Arriving here—snowflakes and cold.”

I made this quilt starting with a photo that I took of a daylily in my back yard–daylilies are easy to grow. I edited it in Photoshop to make it more ‘painterly’, printed it on fabric and then quilted it.

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