Sunday, February 27, 2011

Barbara Silverman's great work!

Barbara doesn't come to meetings, but she's definitely a Holy Stitcher of Beit Shemesh. Her Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross) bloodmobile, her Egged bus (with baby's birthday as the license plate number), and her first quilting project, a tefillin bag for her grandson. Fabulous work, Barbara! Looking forward to seeing the next one!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Challah Covers

I just finished a challah cover and have sent it to the giftee! (You'll be glad to hear I lined it - in navy - before I sent it off!)

Here are some other challah covers I've made over the years:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ein Gedi

In January 2010, a good friend took my family to Kibbutz Ein Gedi for a wonderful Shabbat. The kids ran freely all over the kibbutz, while the parents and grandparents talked and read and enjoyed the lush greenery and mild winter weather. And so this wall-hanging was born.

I started with the "Children of Israel" block, in shades of blue and light beige, the colours of Israel's sky and sea, and of the sand and the Jerusalem stone with which we build.

I chose a border to reflect the amazing lush trees and flowers of the kibbutz, and also the happy energy we all experienced that Shabbat. I stitched swirls that started in the border into the main block to keep the energy moving.

And here's the finished piece, about 24" square:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rachel's latest quilts

My first commission, a baby quilt for a Chilean student's new nephew, and a challah cover for newly married brother- and sister-in-law.
I loved finding the perfect color for the French knot grapes. The baby quilt is a pattern I've now used several times.