As mentioned yesterday, it's our "ode to the tree" series this week and next. Today we're showing an original design by Ann Fahl, who is a prize-winning quilter, designer and author. Her "Ginkgo Christmas Tree" uses a stylized ginkgo leaf that is arranged in rows to create a realistic miniature tree!
At Ann Fahl's website you can find her gorgeous art quilt patterns, including Ginkgo Christmas Tree. For a treat, also check out Ann Fahl's art quilt gallery. Her specialty includes threadwork, and she has two books and a new DVD on the subject - with C&T Publishing -called Coloring with Thread. We're also followers of her blog, Ann Fahl's Color and Quilts, where she shows her works-in-progress and provides tips, such as her recent detailed posts about darning feet.
Image credit: The image is shown with the generous permission of Ann Fahl. The Ginkgo Christmas Tree pattern includes instructions for both a 9 x 12" and a 20 x 26" quilt.