Take a Look: The Ever Watchful Eye

Eye from Jewish Quilt PatternThe eye appears in Jewish art, especially Jewish folk art, going back centuries. It suggests the eye of God that is always watching over the world, and represents divine protection. Fish, with their eyes that never close, also represent divine protection. Hamsa designs often incorporate eyes. I like the idea of combining folk symbols of divine protection with Jewish symbols of peace to evoke blessings for a happy home.

Jewish quilt pattern[Image: Eye detail from the Shalom Shadow Box Mini Quilt Pattern.]

Sew Jewish buyMaria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish available from and in PDF format from Etsy.