Below I've illustrated two ways the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block can be constructed. The illustration on the left shows the block as a 7x7 grid. The illustration on the right shows it as an unequal 9-patch. If you were making the block on a very large scale, the 7-patch version might be easier to work with.
The David and Goliath Quilt block is another block whose name was taken from a beloved Bible story. In the story, a small boy named David defeats a giant warrior by slinging a rock into the Goliath's forehead. Before the battle, David selected five smooth stones to use in his slingshot, but only needed to use one of them in his dual.
The five stones are represented by the five dark pieces in the center of the block.
Skill level: intermediate - challenging
The Job's Trouble Quilt Block is a four-pointed star quilt block. An interesting part of this design is that the star points are not created with standard 90 degree or 45 degree triangles as is typical in most quilt blocks. Rather, it uses 22.5 degree angles which turn out best when the block is paper pieced. Below is the exploded block, showing that after the paper-pieced templates are sewn, the block is put together as a 4-patch.
You can download the free pattern and template below, and a tutorial for how to paper-piece a block is located on the website in this post.
This block, which closely resembles a palm leaf, is named Hosanna, which is a reference back to biblical times. Shortly before Jesus was crucified, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowds spread palm leaves out in front of him like a carpet and shouted "Hosanna" (an expression of adoration which literally means, "Lord, save us!")
The story is often re-enacted at Easter (Palm Sunday) as a remembrance.
This block turns out best when paper pieced. Click the image below to download the templates.
(You will need to print 8 copies at 100% size)
The Cain and Abel Quilt Block is another example of a block named after a prominent story in the Bible, the story about the sons of Adam and Eve. In the story, the older brother Cain was jealous of his younger brother Abel's standing with God, eventually killing him over it.
Other popular blocks based on Bible stories include:
This 5x5 block is another example of combining simple squares with half-square triangle units. This block pairs well with other 5x5 blocks such as the Four X Star Quilt Block or the Domino Chicken Foot Quilt Block.