The Huppah

One of my favorite blogger/designer/quilters is getting married. She invited all her readers to help her by making a block for her wedding quilt. The quilt will be used as their wedding huppah. The link to the request for blocks can be found here.

A huppah is the canopy a Jewish couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. It can be a sheet, a family heirloom tapestry, or a quilt. It is held up by four poles and it symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. 

I love learning things about different religions and this certainly was something I did not know about until now. It sounds like a beautiful tradition. 

The bride had some requirements regarding the fabric colors used in the huppah so I ordered a bundle that was already made up with those specific colors. I didn't know what I would do with the fabric then I just decided to make my favorite thing...patchwork.  I surrounded it with a border to give it that modern look that is so popular in quilting. 

I didn't think the block looked all that great once it was finished but when I looked at all the other blocks submitted so far I realized that it will look good among all the other blocks. The similarity to all the others and in a group of blocks makes them all look much better. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Best Wishes to the Bride and Congratulations to the Groom!

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