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Barrister’s Block Part 2

Last week, I introduced the Barrister’s Block in straight settings.

Barrister's Block

This week, let’s look at the Barrister’s Block on point.

Barrister's Block On Point

I tried to create more interest by simply rotating the blocks:

Barrister's Block On Point

I do like it better. What do you think?

I found another version of the Barrister’s Block in BlockBase.  It is #1364. 

So I tried it, along with a plain block, in the last on point setting.

Barrister's Block On Point

I like the lacy look of it.  This design could be very elegant with some beautiful quilting in the negative areas.

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