Remember in my last post when I said to watch this space because another tree was coming?! Well here it is...(and quite fittingly, it has a shadow cast on it by the branches of a tree above)Just a quick little quilt this time. It was actually a practice tree for a bigger quilt I'm working on. I started off with just the pieced tree and thought hmmmm I think it needs some applique, and since I live in New Hampshire, and Fall is on the way, red leaves were in order. I like the simplicity of the modern pieced tree and the traditional appliqued leaves. For anyone who is into the new trend of 'modern' pieced quilts, and wants to try applique but is too scared, this is the perfect thing to try it with. Nice and simple. Applique doesn't have to be elaborate at all.
I was able to fill in the gaps with the quilting. Extra branches and leaves...A bird on a limb...And grass below...It wasn't until I showed it to my husband that he said, "Oh it's a Fall tree, right?" I told him that it wasn't any particular season, just a tree. He said, "Sure it is - look at the quilting - you've quilted the leaves that used to be there but have now fallen. And the bird has gone away - you've quilted what used to be there." He saw something I didn't see or intend, but I like it! Yeah sometimes he surprises me:)