Wednesday, December 6, 2017


The December challenge for Island Batik is Table Scraps, Quilty Table Toppers.  Finally, I am not behind and have my project finished! I was motivated to have it available as a free pattern for Chanukah.  I love blue and white.  Blue had disappeared from quilting and Home Dec for a while, so you can imagine my delight when I found out that this is a new fabric line from Island Batik, coming to your local quilt shop soon.  

I was so excited to get started on the project.  I have had this idea in my head for almost a year.  One year ago, I designed my Philly Love wallhanging. 

 I made a few of them and the pattern is now available as an inexpensive download. 
 You can get the pattern HERE.  I had so much fun doing the spiral quilting.

At the time someone asked me if I could make the same pattern, but in Hebrew.  The Hebrew word for love is AHAVA.  It is read from right to left.  It looks like this:

To stack it like the Philly Love quilt

and I quilted it just like the original:
The challenge was for a table topper, not a wallhanging, so I added border triangles, 
beads and sequins.

It's the perfect time of year to share AHAVA.   Although it would be perfect any time of the year , it Chanukah starts Tuesday night.  

If you want to make your own, you can download the pattern HERE .  It does assume knowledge of paper piecing.  You can add any border that you would like. It's a table topper and is a great twist on the LOVE statue in Philadelphia.

I've been enjoying this fabric line, getting ready for the Island Batik Blog Hop in January, creating a few blocks a week.  If you'd like to see my progress, I've been posting the blocks on IG (CherylLynchQuilts) and Facebook (Cheryl Lynch Fiber Arts).

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