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  It appears as “Rocky Road to Kansas” and can be found here:   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’?)

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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One Response to BIBLE BLOCK #8

  1. cozyquilts says:

    My apologies for this being posted so late. It was supposed to be posted on Aug 1. Thank you for understanding.

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