Children of Israel Bible Quilt Block Pattern

(a good beginner block)

Children of Israel Bible quilt block

"Come now, therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh that thou mayest bring forth the people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."    Exodus 3:10

Quilt Block Information From Charlotte Bull

There may be only 2 variations of this pattern, but there are well over 50 references to the Children of Israel in the concordance. The quotation was chosen as being an early one defining the people in bondage as "children" and directly referring to Moses and his story.

The block is an easy one and a good one to use fast strip methods in piecing.

Children of Israel Quilt 12" Block Pattern Instructions

Our fifth pattern is for a Children of Israel quilt block. As Charlotte said, this is a good block for using your rotary cutter. On the other hand if you want to stick with templates I've provided those as well.

Using the PDF to Get Your Cutting Instructions

The instructions for strip rotary cutting this block is on this Children of Israel Block Instructions PDF. Be sure to cut all strips on grain and the grain will be correct on all pieces.

If you prefer using templates go to this Children of Israel Template PDF.

Step 1
Sew the sets of three narrow strips together. You will have 4 completed sets.
Children of Israel Bible pattern step 1 Step 2
Add a large rectangle to one side of two of your sets of three strips.
Children of Israel Bible pattern step 2

Children of Israel Bible pattern step 3
Step 3
Add the triple strip side
to the large square.
Children of Israel Bible pattern step 4
Step 4
Do the same to the other
side of the large square.

Children of Israel Bible pattern step 5
Step 5
Sew a larger triangle to each
end of the series of pieces

Children of Israel Bible pattern step 6
Step 6
Sew a small square to
both ends of the two
remaining triple strips
Children of Israel Bible pattern step 7
Step 7
Sew a smaller triangle to each end
of the resulting sets as shown
in the above graphic.

Children of Israel Bible pattern step 8
Step 8
Sew a smaller triangle
to each end of the
2 remaining rectangles.
Children of Israel Bible pattern step 9
Step 9
Sew a larger triangle to the
long side of the rectangles.

If you have trouble getting
the corner seams matched
it might help to sew
some basting stitches
at the corner then turn it
over to be sure the 4
corners are matched.

Children of Israel Bible pattern step 10 Children of Israel Bible pattern step 11
Step 10
Attach the three strip sections
to the corner sections.
Step 11
Attach those to each end
of the central square section.
Press the completed block.

2007 Judy Anne Breneman and Charlotte Bull (For your personal use only. Please write to Judy Anne for permission before you copy this for others.)

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