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The Baton Rouge Square Quilt Block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

The Baton Rouge Square Quilt block has a very unique look.  The center has a pinwheel appearance, while the outer corners looked rounded.

the grids of the Baton Rouge Square quilt blockThe Baton Rouge is a 5-patch block, and as such, looks best when put with other 5-patch blocks.  The grids are marked on the left with the white lines.

This block is fairly easy to make.  Choose a grid size, and cut your squares, half square triangles, and rectangles accordingly.

When you see a square next to a half square triangle, you know that you can cut a rectangle to cover two grids, and then use the snowball  technique to make the diagonal line.  That will reduce the number of seams in the block.

However, deciding on the block, you may decide to forego the rectangles, and just make the half square triangles.  Follow the links to the instructional pages if you need to refresh your memory on how to make these units.

Be mindful of value, so that the pinwheels stand out.

As you can see below, this is a great block to put in a quilt all by itself.  As you can see from the picture below, when you place these blocks together you get some interesting secondary patterns. You loose the roundness of the block, but the squares on point (diagonal) make up for it.

This would also look good in a variety of scrappy fabrics, and make a good frugal quilt.

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

picture of the Baton Rouge Square quilt block

 

 

 

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