the red tree
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.