The Baton Rouge Square Quilt Block
The Baton Rouge Square quilt block is another great easy 5-patch quilt block. It has a lot of patches, but they are easy ones.
As you can see from the picture at the left, the Baton Rouge Square quilt block is made from squares and half square triangles.
All you have to do is make the units, using the proper value, and put them together. There are 8 half square triangles, and 17 squares.
Notice the harmony of the blocks in the picture at the top of the page. Although the blocks are different colors, the similarity of the value is what makes them look so good together.
This is a great block to make from scraps. As long as you get the value correct, the color doesn't matter.
5-Patches make quilts quickly, if you size the patches at least 3 inches. If you make the patches finish at 3 inches, your blocks will finish at 15 inches. That makes for a quick quilt.
Here is a visual of the Baton Rouge quilt block with a few other 5-patch quilt blocks.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project