A huppah is the canopy a Jewish couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. It can be a sheet, a family heirloom tapestry, or a quilt. It is held up by four poles and it symbolizes the home that the couple will build together.
I love learning things about different religions and this certainly was something I did not know about until now. It sounds like a beautiful tradition.
The bride had some requirements regarding the fabric colors used in the huppah so I ordered a bundle that was already made up with those specific colors. I didn't know what I would do with the fabric then I just decided to make my favorite thing...patchwork. I surrounded it with a border to give it that modern look that is so popular in quilting.
I didn't think the block looked all that great once it was finished but when I looked at all the other blocks submitted so far I realized that it will look good among all the other blocks. The similarity to all the others and in a group of blocks makes them all look much better. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.
Best Wishes to the Bride and Congratulations to the Groom!