It all started with a Bonnie Hunter workshop. After deciding to make the scrappy workshop quilt from my Chanukah stash, I first cut up the larger pieces of fabric to make pillowcases for
ConKerr Cancer, an organization that provides cheerful pillowcases to children with cancer. They would be perfect for the Jewish kids during Chanukah. I was able to make 9 pillowcases. You can read more details in this blog post.
It started me down the road of using up all of my Chanukah fabrics that I started collecting in 1996. It was truly time to get rid of them. With all the Judaic patterns that I have designed over many years, I never have used a Chanukah themed fabric.
It started with Bonnie's Scrappy Bargello pattern.
Then I made the border by cutting hundreds of 1 1/2" strips.
I named the finished quilt "A Multitude of Menorahs".
But I still had scraps and pieces of fabric left , so I decided to make tablerunners.
I ended up with 3 tablerunners and finally used up ALL of my Chanukah fabric.
To night is the first night of Chanukah. We will light one candle using the candle in the middle.
It lasts for 8 nights more candle.
Tonight my kids will come over for our traditional dinner.
We will light the menorah, stuff ourselves with potato latkes (pancakes) and exchange gifts.
Wishing a Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate.