There are several minor variations in this pattern, but all feature four flat triangles touching a small center square. Some feel there is a cross laid out or superimposed upon an area representing the city.
We will begin with the Walls of Jericho Bible block. It is an easy block to make so would be a good one for beginners to start on.
My dark blue fabric had a border design along just one selvage so I decided to use it in a few of my blocks. To use it in this block I was unable to follow the on-grain recommendations for the large triangle. It made the outside edges of the block a little wavy reminding me of how important it is to follow grain instructions when possible.
The pattern for the Walls of Jericho templates is on the Walls of Jericho Templates PDF.
Follow the diagram to the left to cut out the templates on the correct grain. These templates include the ¼ inch seam allowance if you cut along the outside dotted edge.
If you prefer rotary cutting the instructions are at the bottom of this page.
Sew the small triangle to the central strip for each square.
Sew the large triangle to the other side of the central strip to finish each section.
Sew 12 ½" length of sashing
to one completed section.
Sew another completed section
to the opposite side of the sashing.
Sew a 12½" length of sashing to each
side of the small central square.
Attach center sashing
and top section.
Attach center sashing and
bottom section. Press.
Use the key block
to the left for numbers
A - 4 patches
B - 4 patches
C - 4 patches
D - 4 patches
E - 1 patch
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