Four patch quilt blocks are constructed of four quadrants. Single patches or several pieced patches can be used in each quadrant of a quilt block. Each quadrant will be one quarter of the quilt block.

Four patch quilt blocks can be in any category of difficulty from easy to intermediate or challenging. The difference in the difficulty is based on the number of pieces that make up each quadrant.

Balkan Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Balkan Puzzle quilt block is a four patch block and is comprised solely of half square triangles. It is simple to construct and is a terrific block to use to make a dent in your fabric stash, as it looks great as a "scrappy" block. Just make sure to have light, medium and dark fabrics to showcase the different elements.

The two sample quilt illustrations shown give you ideas of what can be done with this block. Keep in mind though, that these sample layouts are just the "tip of the iceberg". You are only as limited as your imagination.