Barrister’s Block

Let’s take a look at the Barrister’s Block.

Barrister's Block

I drew the block from an 8 x 8 grid using Electric Quilt.  If you have BlockBase, it is number 1363.

Here is how it looks set side-by-side in a straight set:

Barrister's Block Straight Set

 There is a lot of movement created by this block.  It can be calmed down by simply moving the color around.

Barrister's Block Straight Set

In the next design, every other block has been rotated.  And I’ve altered the Barrister’s Block just a little bit.

Barrister's Block Straight Set

Again…the same setting, but the color has been moved around.  That change shifted the emphasis from the smaller triangles to the large half square triangles.  It looks boxy.

Barrister's Block Straight Set

Click here for a peek at a scrappy antique Barrister’s Block quilt.  The background is grey…a popular color with modern quilters.

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4 responses to “Barrister’s Block

  1. Laura,

    I think I got seasick looking at the first one! Enough movement to think it may have been a storm! Very interesting block though … love the third design.

  2. Pingback: Barrister’s Block Part 2 | LC's Cottage

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