Helen Hazon – D
D for Day Lilies
Inspiration – My Summer garden is bright with flowers in many different colours. There is a lot of orange – Pelargoniums, day lilies and Crocosmia – and a lot of purple – Buddleia, teazels, Eryngiums. There are other flowers in red, white, pink, yellow and blue.
This month I have chosen Day Lilies – Latin name Hemerocallis – to represent my Summer garden. They are bright and showy when seen all together but each flower, although large, is beautifully simple. This appeals to the nature lover in me as I like to see the detail of the flower structure and to see the insects that visit this type of wide open flower.
I have again made a confetti background using all the colours in my garden this week. I have chosen 3 day lilies that illustrate the brightness of the Summer palette. The lilies were photographed, printed onto cotton fabric the I added lots of machine stitching to enhance the colour patterns within each flower.
The quilt is made from cotton fabrics covered in nylon net. The quilting thread is cotton, the embroidery threads are rayon.