This weekend I went to a guild holiday party. There were some Christmas items in the gift grab but nothing for Hanukkah. I celebrate Christmas so the grab item I took to the party was my Selvage Christmas Tree Mug Rug.
I realized the strip piecing I used for the tree mug rug could easily be adapted to make a Hanukkah Menorah.
For this mini quilt I used strips of quilting cotton 1 1/4 inches x 3 inches for the 8 candles and 1 1/4 inches x 4 inches for the central candle. The background material is flannel. The strips between the candle strips were cut 1 x 3 inches. The horizontal strips just above the 8 candles, adjacent to the central candle were cut 1 1/2 inches x width needed for the line of candles. The other strips I cut to sizes that I thought looked nice.
There is a single selvage in this mini quilt. It's the selvage from the striped quilting cotton. I cut the strip to show the numbers from 1 to 8 --the number of days of Hanukkah.
The flames are pieces of felt. I glued a tiny square of the rough side of a hook and loop fastening material on the back of each flame to help it catch and stay on the flannel of the mini quilt.
I put the flames on a piece of turquoise felt to keep them together until needed.
With the quilting, this mini quilt is just stiff enough to stand on its own when placed upright in a slightly curved position. That was an unexpected bonus for this 9 x 15 inch mini quilt! What fun!