Judi's Star of David Quilt

Judi's Star of David Quilt
posted by Judi
Wed, Jan 8 2014

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Many thanks to the members of group 3 who really succeeded in making this beautiful quilt. I know my center Star of David was a challenge!  I had always wanted to use this block but could not figure out how to incorporate it into a quilt.

Susie added the beautiful candles and the Hebrew word Shalom which means peace.  I know cutting and sewing the Hebrew letters was not easy. The candles were to honor my late son, Joshua, and the also represent the Sabbath and it's peace.

Roxana added the second border and used the wheat fabric.  It reminded her of the Book of Ruth.  Ruth is considered to be the Grandmother of King David and this really added to Roxana's vision of family.

bonita added the Judaic fabric with images of the Hebrew alphabet.  The first letters are Alef Bet which from where our word alphabet derives. It shows such continuity of thought and words. She also pieced the Stars of David.  I need that pattern! 

Kerry's Square in a Square border put a perfect finish to this top.  It pulled everything together and just is perfect.

My center is a paper pieced Star of David found in Quilter's Cache.  It was rectangular in shape.  Since we began this round robin so close to September 11th remembrances, I wanted a block that would give me peace.  The borders that were added certainly created my vision.  Thank you to Group 3!

Comments

Roxana wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Thu, Jan 9 2014 12:10 AM

Thank you, Judi, for allowing us to add to your vision! Thanks, too, for posting the picture. I love what everyone did. .... I may have failed to tell you in my journal that my grandmother used to love to tell us the story of Ruth. That's why the wheat fabric had such a familial meaning to me. Enjoy it!

Judi wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Thu, Jan 9 2014 12:39 AM

It's special to me as well, my Mom's Hebrew name was Leah Ruth and my granddaughter's Hebrew name is a Ruth for my DIL's grandmother.  I, too, especially love he story of Ruth and Naomi.  With 2DILs and one I should be gifted with, Ruth's love for Naomi inspires me to have that special relationship!

I was thrilled that you spoke about it.

Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Sun, Jan 12 2014 8:03 AM

Judi, this is a beautiful quilt. You were so fortunate to have a group of quilters who really thought about each addition. It turned out to be a beautiful quilt that will hold wonderful memories of this RR for you. 😊

Zsofia wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Sun, Jan 12 2014 8:31 AM

Judi - your team did a great job! The colors and borders are working together oh so perfectly.

Yuriko wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Wed, Jan 29 2014 12:50 PM

Beautiful!  The borders and center really came together very nicely like it was designed by one person.

Linda wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Thu, Jan 30 2014 1:58 PM

This group did a great job. Lovely quilt.

Kathy D wrote re: Judi's Star of David Quilt
on Wed, Feb 19 2014 11:40 PM

Judi, I don't know the story of your son - but, looking at this beautiful piece of art, I don't need to know.  There is something very sacred in this quilt. Being joined with four others across the country who worked independently yet with the same guiding spirit is truly a "God Moment".  Thank you for posting the photo.

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