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Category: Bible Story Blocks

Walls of Jericho Quilt Block

Groupimg Example

Illustration of group of Walls of Jericho Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

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.

Illustration of the Exploded version 1 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block
Exploded version 1 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block
Illustration of the Exploded version 2 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block
Exploded version 2 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block.

David and Goliath Quilt Block

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.

Grouping Example

colorful illustration of a grouping of David and Goliath Quilt Blocks
A grouping of David and Goliath Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Skill level: intermediate - challenging

Image of Expanded version of David and Goliath Quilt Block
Expanded version of David and Goliath Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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Job’s Troubles Quilt Block

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.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt made with job's troubles quilt blocks

Block Construction

Illustrated version of an Exploded version of the Job's Troubles Quilt Block
Exploded version of the Job's Troubles Quilt Block

Click to Download Free Pattern

Coloring Sheets

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Hosanna Quilt Block

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.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt made with hosanna quilt blocks

Block Construction

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)

Coloring Sheets

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Cain and Abel Quilt Block

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.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a group of cain and abel quilt blocks

Block Construction

Image of Cain and Able Quilt Block Pattern Exploded
Cain and Able Quilt Block Pattern Exploded

Coloring Sheets

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