Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Hanukkah!

Christmas Eve and the first day of Hanukkah converge on the same day. We can all celebrate the Festival of Lights as we climb past the shortest day of the year (Winter Solstice). To all my Jewish friends and blog followers, I wish you many blessed days in the year to come.

This is a gift bag I made to appear in the 2015 Quilting Arts magazine. It uses my own paper pieced dreidel block:
Hanukkah gift bag
This is how my two bags were photographed in the magazine:

Gift bags for Hanukkah
I had also made a few gift tags and a book mark about 10 years ago:

Gift tag and book mark
I gave these items to my oldest daughter as gifts for my 3 year old granddaughter's preschool teachers. Eva goes to a Jewish preschool and I'm so glad these can make special gifts. I had 2 copies of the magazine and they were included, too!

This is what the 6" paper pieced dreidel looks like before it's put into the bag:

6" paper pieced Dreidel
I will make this a pattern soon - both the paper pieced dreidel and the bag. For now, I'm wishing all of you a blessed Hanukkah. (Tomorrow is Christmas and I hope to post a picture or two then.)

1 comment:

  1. Happy Hanukkah, Debby! I always love it when the two celebrations come together. Both come from the same people, so it seems better when they are. I love your dreidels. I'll look forward to that pattern, when you get to it. I know you have many in your head!

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