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Baton Rouge Square Quilt Block Part 2

We looked at the Baton Rouge Square quilt block in straight sets last week.

Baton Rouge Square Quilt Block

Now let’s look at it set on point.

Baton Rouge Square On Point Set

Not bad.  It would make a fun little baby quilt.

How about adding sashing and cornerstones?  And a slight color modification:

Baton Rouge Square On Point Set

That looks good too.

Next, let’s throw in some alternate blocks that were drawn by modifying the Baton Rouge Square quilt block.

Baton Rouge Square On Point Set

Do you like it?

Will you still like it if the color is predominantly purple instead of white (or blue, or whatever one chooses…because we don’t have to have purple, green, white, and yellow)?

Baton Rouge Square On Point Set

Last, a diagonal look:

Baton Rouge Square On Point Set 5

It isn’t really last, since one could play much more and come up with lots of designs.

Challenge yourself.  Don’t stop with the first design that you come up with.  It might be your favorite, but you won’t know that unless you try different things.

Baton Rouge Square Quilt Block

 

I played with the Baton Rouge Square quilt block this week.

Baton Rouge Square Quilt Block

I drew it in Electric Quilt with a 5 x 5 grid.  If you have BlockBase, it is #1808.

Here is the block set side-by-side:

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

I like the floating yellow diamonds.

With a slight variation to the Baton Rouge quilt block, I now have a pretty little alternate block to create a new design with.

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

And again, playing with slight variations, both in drawing, and in color placement:

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

I’d explore the above a bit more.  I can see stars in that alternate block, and it could be worthwhile to make those more prominent.

All I did to create the next design was change the direction of the purple/white half square triangles.

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

One doesn’t have to make big drawing changes to create an impact in one’s design.  Just start small and see what happens.

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

By the time that I created the next two designs, I was warmed up and having fun!

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

Baton Rouge Square Straight Set

The above requires some work, but it definitely has potential.

I’ve got about 30 design variations in my project folder, and I haven’t tried turning this block on point yet.  That will be next week’s play.

Which do you like best?  Or none at all?