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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Burnt Orange

This "coexistence" quilt features a large piece of minimalist embroidery that I bought from a woman who lives in Bethlehem.  In order to properly emphasize the embroidery, I tried very hard to bring out its colors by using sky blue and burnt orange.  I also used "building blocks" which is a feature that I've used many times before.  This is meant to be a decorative couch quilt. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blues and Browns

This crib quilt features 2 1/2" X 4 1/2" rectangles in blues and browns and greens.  The cute little circles give the quilt a bit of whimsy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Palestinian Women's embroidery

I went yesterday with a friend from Boston to see the embroidery exhibit at the Islamic Art Museum on Palmach St. in Jerusalem.  The exhibit is just wonderful and well-worth seeing. 

The curatorial material on the walls explains the different designs, the fabrics, the different styles based on geographical region, and the colors.  Take a look at these designs!

In addition, there is a style of "couching" which is actually placing gold or silver threads on the fabric in tiny swirls and attaching them with tiny stitches.

Here are some of the stunning wedding dresses with head coverings. The beige fabric was used in the Ramallah area.

Table Runner

This table runner was made as a house present for a friend of my daughter's.  It includes a central element of building blocks.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Funky Colors

My niece has just moved with her kids from Modi'in to Jerusalem and her daughter will be celebrating her bat mitzvah this month!  Lots of family members are arriving for the big event! 

Here is the single bed quilt that I made as my bat mitzvah gift!  The design is scrappy quilt, which is so easy to make!  The hardest part is choosing the colors that go together.  I was told by her mom not to use any pink or purple, so I chose to focus on turquoise, brown and peach as the colors.  Perfect for her new room in the new Jerusalem apartment!  Hope she likes it!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

One of my daughters is celebrating her 10th anniversary.  Their home already has so many quilts -- quilts for the children, for the parent's double bed, and a couch quilt for cuddling and watching TV.  However, I never made them a "coexistence quilt" and felt that I had to make something special. 

This quilt has 3 pieces of Bedouin embroidery -- one is the central element and two long strips near the top and bottom.  They seemed to love the quilt when I gave it to them tonight!  The colors are really bold!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Beach Bags

Amy's sewing machine has been in the shop for repairs for more than 2 weeks and she is dying of quilting withdrawal!  In the meantime, using Hana's machine, we have begun making lots of beach bags as summer gifts!  Take a peek.