We're getting a little tired of Pumpkin Spiced anything, and the poor Thanksgiving turkey is sobbing in the corner because he got squeezed out between Halloween and the looming Christmas festivities.
And those of us who celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, often wonder where "our" holiday decoration are.
So this year, I'm doing something different!
In searching for inspiration, I came across a lovely paper piecing pattern by Marsha Hohn at Quilter'sCache for this "menorah" block*. At first, I noticed how many little pieces there were! But following the numbers in this pattern, it went quickly, and easily.....
and turned out looking wonderful!
After completing the block, I did some stitch in the ditch around the menorah and candle. To add some texture, I did some free-motion quilting to the background in a matching tread,
I decided it stood very well on its own, so I simply added a facing, instead of the more traditional binding.
It turned out great, and will make a darling mini wall hanging to add some special sparkle to our house this Hanukkah!
*Permission generously provided by Marsha Hohn of QuiltersCache.com