Saturday, June 20, 2009
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, POTIPHER'S WIFE, JOSEPH'S COAT BLOCK
When I think of Joseph's coat, I must admit that I think of the musical, Donny Osmond, and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. OK. Technicolor wasn't in the bible, but still...........
OK. This block isn't about Joseph, and this is a different cloak he lost anyhow. It's about Mrs. P. clinging to the empty coat, after being turned down by Joseph.
I think of Mrs. P as wealthy, wearing make-up, and also with lots of gold. So I used a magenta with gold to represent her. I choose a tan to represent Egypt -- sand, camels, all things tan, as the desert is a million colors of tan. And my other fabric has triangles to represent the Egyptian pyramids. It also has gold, representing the wealthy in Egypt, like Mrs. P., not the slaves, like Joseph.
It's not Joseph's block, although that is the name, Joseph's Coat. It is Mrs. Poliphar's block. These are the women of the Bible.