Kelly

Kelly

the red tree

Kelly
Sydney, Australia

About me...
I am a bit of a techno-luddite who loves to read the blogs of clever, crafty people. Being part of The Quilt Project has brought two of my favourite things together, a book that I love and sewing, which I also love!

About my square...
My piece is inspired by the exquisitely beautiful picture book by Shaun Tan, The Red Tree. The Red Tree is a meaningful book for many people for any number of reasons and it is a book that touches my soul. In my quilt piece, the red leaf that is drifting to the ground symbolises hope. The quotation is taken from the final pages of the book.

My quilt piece has been hand-stitched using straight stitch, chain stitch, cross stitch and back stitch. The leaves were cut from wool felt, hand-embroidered and then stitched to the square. The font used for the quotation was designed by my lovely sister, Emily.

8 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh, this is so exquisitely beautiful! Just love it :) K

thornberry said...

I adore this square - I keep coming back to it, over and over. Beautiful.

michelle said...

this is absolutely beautiful, not just the design and the stitching but the concept and the story of how it came into being. i loved the texture and dimension of it in the flesh. a job so well done

Lucinda said...

This is inspired and inspiring. Beautiful.

Kirsty said...

This square is exquisite Kelly. I love 3D effect & I love that you've been able to create depth with the cross stitches.

Laura said...

I have to say that as I looked at the big pic of the entire quilt, my eyes were drawn to your square. Since I began looking at the squares from the top left, I've had to be patient in order to FINALLY get to yours. It does not disappoint - it is exquisite. I'll have to read the book, but it can't match your artistry. Thank you.

kate said...

Kelly, I am so glad Jo sent me the link! Of course I knew your square would be beautiful, but I also now think it is magnificent, just like it's creator!

Jonathan Cannon said...

Years late. Wanted to say yours is a square I would like to see in person. I feel like I'm missing the texture of the layered leaves. Thanks for participating.