BLOCKS by SIZE 5" Quilt Blocks

For those quilters wanting a little more of a challenge, five inch quilt blocks might be the answer -- smaller blocks usually means more blocks to make. Another reason for using five inch blocks is to create a secondary pattern. By using 4 blocks and rotating each of them, you get a different larger quilt block. These larger blocks can then be laid out in variety of ways to make some very interesting original designs.

Baton Rouge Square

Free Quilt Block Pattern

With a name like Baton Rouge Square, well I just had to throw some red into the block. In fact, I made it the background colour.

This nine patch quilt block is a simple one to make as it contains only half square triangles and squares. It is also a nice deviation from the regular 12" blocks that are so frequently seen. Many quilters like the math in the 10" type of quilt blocks.

In the illustrations of sample quilts that can be created, you can see that by simply switching the placement of two of the fabrics, you can achieve a very different quilt. I hope you enjoy the process of making your own Baton Rouge Square quilt.

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