Creation: Day 7

“The Heavens and the Earth were finished, and all they contain.” The constellations are embroidered, and there are some twinkling random stars. The Solar System bodies, including planets, asteroids, comet, and the Sun are actual photographs. The Sun is from the STEREO project.   I made a point of including the Anne Frank asteroid, thanks to Ted Stryk for that photo, it seemed appropriate for a Jewish quilt. Needless to say, this is not even close to scale. And yes, I included Pluto, it may not be a planet but it’s still a part of the solar system.  The picture of Mercury is from the latest MESSENGER fly-by on 1/21/2008 and was actually added to the quilt on top of the previously available photo as the quilt was in already progress on that date. 

“The Heavens and the Earth were finished, and all they contain.”
Copyright 2008 Joanne Yocheved Heiligman