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Happy Hanukkah!

My good quilty friend, Mel Beach, recently finished up three winter/holiday mini quilts and I wanted to share her Hanukkah Mandala quilt with you. Be sure to visit Mel's blog to see her other two projects.

Mel's Hanukkah Inspired Mandala is a variation of her Mod Mandalas; in this workshop Mel teaches everything her students need to know to make their own mandala mini quilt, including bias tape appliqué and traditional piecing. She also teaches a variety of other workshops including free motion and walking foot quilting.

She used the pearlescent and glittery Fairy Frost collection from Michael Miller for her three projects.

One of my favorite parts of Mel's work is how she adds such amazing detail to her quilts with the intricate quilting motifs she chooses. In her Hanukkah Inspired Mandala she added eight quilted candles to her design, plus flame motifs.

Don't miss Mel's Christmas and Winter mandalas on her blog, Piece, Love & Happiness.

Photos by and used with permission from Mel Beach.

I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.