Each year I try to go to the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit NJ to photograph the 40,000 flowers that bloom in their ‘Daffodil Bowl’during the early weeks of Spring – that marvelous season of rebirth and renewal.

There is a small plaque along one of the paths that reads: “In the weeks following September 11, 2001, we came together to plant daffodils on this site as a symbol of courage and hope for all.”

For this design I created blocks to form a Bargello-like pattern using a photo of a section of the field as the focus fabric – fussy cutting to achieve movement across the quilt.  A composite photograph (created in Photoshop Elements) was set & framed in the center on Layer 2.

Ridgefield, NJ