biblical quilt blocks

I'm thinking of making a quilt of biblical blocks for my son's
kindergarten teacher.
I've started off researching blocks, there is a lot of information out
there!
What I'm looking for are blocks that have been around a while, with
biblical inspiration being a plausible history for them, like Jacob's
Ladder (a mix of 4 patches and HSTs), rather than new or recent block
designs.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them!
Cheers
Anne
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Anne Rogers
Try the block Storm at Sea. It recalls the NT story about the calming of the waters. It you make an entire quilt of it, in varying shades of blue, it appears to be full of curves and movement, and that is because of the varying angles in the triangles. Sometimes people add a simple boat in one block, and some do not. Mine has the boat!
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Mary
Check out Kim Graham's web site: . Kim checks in here from time to time, though not as frequently as she used to. I miss her :)
Julia in MN
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Julia in MN
I wanna see somebody come up with a quilt block for Deuteronomy 25:11-12.
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Very useful, although mostly she doesn't seem to include any history for the block, some of them seem to be old designs, but others I've not found any other references to, though so far I've only looked online.
Thanks Anne
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Anne Rogers
Anne, I googled "history of bible quilt blocks" - this is only one of several sites that came up:
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jennellh
Ouch! I had to look that one up, and cannot think off the top of my head what that block would look like, but I can say that it should probably look good in red!
Dannielle
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dbeitzell
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:46:13 -0800 (PST), Mary wrote:
Here is a quilt I made for my nephew using the Storm at Sea bklock.
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-Irene
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IMS
my first thot was 'who cares'...me not being one bit religious. then i thot i'd go have a look, curiosity, doncha know.
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site shows how it reads in various versions of the bible.how it can be 'the' bible when there are so many versions amazes me.my reaction upon reading it.....omg, are you kidding me?i had no idea that kind of thing was written in the bible.that is so very violent and wrong.the wife comes to the rescue of her husband and someone is told to cut off her hand. that is just wrong and evil and disgusting and its in the bible???? no wonder i never read much of that piece of fiction. sorry to those of you who believe this book is all true and it all happened. it is violence that it is beyond my belief system. shake'n my head in total disbelief, ewww, ewwww and ewwww again, j.
"dbeitzell" wrote... Ouch! I had to look that one up, and cannot think off the top of my head what that block would look like, but I can say that it should probably look good in red!
Dannielle
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jeanne-nzlstar*
Most of the traditional blocks are so old, I doubt if you will find much history. I think we just have to make the assumption that if it sounds like a biblical name, it was a biblical reference. Some examples: Jacob's ladder, crown of thorns, rose of sharon, etc. Others can be connected to a Biblical theme, such as Storm at Sea -- the stilling of the storm, the flood, the shipwreck of Paul, etc.
Julia in MN
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Julia in MN
I think "Garden Walk" can be passed off as somewhat Biblical. Though I guess the name originates probably more from the old hymn. But it's a lovely block. I want to see your quilt when it's done. I think it is a wonderful project. It is on my "to-do someday" list also. I've been seeing this fabric with scriptures on it in beautiful script and have had that mental picture rattleing around in my head trying to figure out something to do with it for someone special.
Sherry
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Sherry
Yes. However, the one they show as a quilt is so "patterned" with color placement and repeats that the movement doesn't show well at all. For a really traditional Storm at Sea it is usual to mix a huge variety of blues --- a great way to use up tons of scraps! -- or one blue that is fairly light. The illusion of curves and the feeling of motion are key.
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Mary
They say The Bible has stories that no man has ever topped as far as any and all subjects. I'm with you, first real gory story, and that Book went by the wayside. I'll take the New Testament any day over the Old. More than I can handle, without getting vivid nightmares.
Butterfly (Sure glad our Church didn't push Bible reading when we were children)
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Butterflywings
Not sure what kind of "history" you're looking for. For my purposes, I'm looking for blocks that tie to scripture and don't much care who designed them or why. Occasionally, I design a block or rework a traditional block to fit the theme of the scripture.
However, of the blocks currently on my site some are not usually considered to be tied to scripture [e.g. "Clover" and "Aunt Dinah" ] some are original blocks [Divided Kingdom will be one of those], and the following are usually included in a list of "traditional" Bible blocks [Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks will tell you when and where these first appeared]
Garden of Eden; Dove in the window; Jacob's Ladder[2]; Joseph's Coat; Wilderness Pathways [also called "Solomon's Puzzle]; Shepherd's Light; Road to Heaven; Peace and Plenty; Tree of Life; Providence; Fool's Puzzle. Blocks to appear on my site in the next while will include Road to Jericho; David and Goliath; and Solomon's Puzzle.
From my books: [Word in Patchwork] Jacob's Ladder; Christmas Star; Heavenly Problems; Bethlehem star; Temple Court; King David's Crown; Cross and Crown.
[Rejoice!] Bethlehem Star; Star of Hope; Tree Everlasting.
Others you might consider: Crown of thorns [one variation is the same as Memory Wreath from the Sampler of Psalms]; Job's Tears; Solomon's Temple; Morning Star; hosanna. Two currently published sources for Biblical blocks are the books by Rosemary Makin [I believe called Biblical Blocks and More Biblical Blocks, but I'm not certain.]
Hope that helps
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