|Winona Lake Commemorative, quilt by Ann Fahl 22 x 18 inches|
I'm still working on my red and green tulip quilt, only one block remains to be re-appliqued. As I've been finishing this huge project, I've been thinking about what I should blog about next. One of my favorite images is that of a ginkgo leaf, perhaps one of the most beautiful in nature.
Leaves and trees are very special in my life. My grandmother planted a maple tree at the cottage, about the time I was born, this tree and I have grown up together, I won't tell you how big the tree is today! My husband and I live in the woods and we enjoy all the wonderful benefits of living among the trees. One of my favorite spots in the word is the swan pond at Winona Lake IN.
|A view of the swan pond at Winona Lake|
A young man once pointed out to me, the 2 huge old ginkgo trees on one side of that swan pond. I was amazed at the lovely shape of the leaves as I had never seen them before. I took some leaves home that were lying on the ground; and the rest is history. I've tried to use a ginkgo leaf in as many quilts as possible. Without realizing it, I had chosen the shape as one of my personal symbols of my life.
|Class sample of embroidered leaves|
Right now, I am completing the quilting on a small ginkgo leaf piece. It's too early to show it to you, but stick with me, I'll be talking more about ginkgoes, embroidery, design and quilting. It feels good to be back talking to you.
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