It’s a Classic Kinda Day: Job’s Tears

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Good morning everyone.

This week’s Classics block is Job’s Tears.

To create this block you will need the following templates.



The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).

Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.

Job's Tears Block

Following the hand piecing instructions take 2-C pieces and sew to piece B as shown in the diagram.

Diagram 2Make 4

Note: Sew the pieces around the centre B piece with one continuous thread.

Finger press the seams.

Sew 2-D pieces around the outside of each set as shown in the diagram.

Diagram 3

Press carefully.

Sew 1-A piece onto the ends of each set as shown in the diagram.

Diagram 4

Finger press the seams.

Sew 2 sets together as shown in the diagram.

Diagram 5

Press carefully.

Sew these sets together.

Diagram 6

Press carefully. The block should now measure 12½” square.


Make as many blocks as you need to make a quilt.

These blocks look amazing in all different fabrics! I created a wall hanging using a variety of fabrics from my stash.


Have some fun with your own stash – you can change up the look so easily just by experimenting with fabric placement. Here are some basic quilt layout ideas you can try.



I would love to see your work, so remember share your creations using the #suedaleyclassics hashtag on social media.

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