I just finished this English Paper Pieced challah cover. I’ve been working on this project on and off (mostly off) for about a year.
The block pattern came from The New Hexagon by Katja Marek. I love this book so much. With 52 ways to divide up a hexagon template, you could devise projects for the rest of your life! While looking through it I noticed one block looked like it had a Star of David in the center and this made me think I could use it to create a piece of Judaica for our family. A challah cover felt like a reasonable project.
The solid fabrics are Moda Grunge which I like because the print makes them look like they have just a hint of texture, even though it’s quilting cotton. I was hoping to evoke the colors of Jerusalem, although when the fabric arrived it was a bit more orange than I’d planned.
The blues are all bits of scraps and, as I was working it, I love that my kids recognized the prints from doll clothes and other projects I made for them when they were little. Each star has seven blue prints.
I decided to line it with two pieces of white fabric, rather than batting, so it would be thick enough that the EPP seams are smoothed out, but not too thick that it doesn’t drape.
This was a fun hand-sewing project and a challah cover is something we’ll really use.