Bible Block of the Month #7 Job’s Tears
This month’s quilt block pattern is named from The Book of Job in The Old Testament. It may represent the age old question, “why do good people suffer?” As you may recall, Job was tormented by Satan because of his righteousness. God allowed all to be taken from Job, knowing he would not turn against his Chosen One. In the end, God restores to him more than he possessed before.
Because of copyright laws, once again, I can only give you a pattern chosen from quilterscache.com. It appears as “Rocky Road to Kansas” and can be found here: http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RockyRoadtoKansas.html The scrappy look of the rocky road block can be altered if it suits your tastes.
According to Carrie Hall Blocks, p 38, the pattern Job’s Tears appears much more like four actual tears, but the size is inappropriate for our quilt. Please feel free to adapt it to suit your likes. A very similar block appears on pp. 370, 371; illustration # 3079 in Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman. No information as to the block’s origins is available to my knowledge.
Happy quilting to you, until we meet again! (Do you hear Dale Evans singing ‘Happy Trails’?)