The latest Sew Jewish pattern is the Shalom Shadow Box, a mini quilt that highlights traditional Jewish folk symbols of peace and divine protection. The five symbols on the quilt are drawn from Jewish popular culture, the Torah, and Judaism’s mystical tradition:
- The Hebrew word “shalom,” for peace
- Dove with olive branch
- Hamsa, also known as the Hand of Miriam
- Fish, representing divine protection
- An eye, also representing divine protection
The design was inspired by the wooden shadow boxes used to display collections of favorite objects. The edges of the quilt are finished very simply, and the quilt is designed to sit inside an 8″ x 10″ (20.3cm x 25.4cm) frame to resemble a shadow box.
For beginners, the pattern includes instructions on machine applique and the simple embroidery stitches used in the design, as well as links to helpful resources on the Sew Jewish blog.
And for sewists everywhere, American and metric measurements are given throughout.
Peace through sewing.
Visit the shop to order the Shalom Shadow Box PDF Pattern.
Maria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home, available in paperback from Amazon and, for printable versions of the patterns, as a PDF from Sew Jewish.