Let’s take a look at the Barrister’s Block.
Here is how it looks set side-by-side in a straight set:
There is a lot of movement created by this block. It can be calmed down by simply moving the color around.
In the next design, every other block has been rotated. And I’ve altered the Barrister’s Block just a little bit.
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.
Click here for a peek at a scrappy antique Barrister’s Block quilt. The background is grey…a popular color with modern quilters.