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.

Brave World

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I took a liberty with this Brave World quilt block by adding in a fourth colour. Most renditions I have seen of this easy quilt block show only three colours. I like to be different -- and I also love colour.

So, I mentioned "easy". This four patch quilt block is comprised entirely of squares and the most common quilt patch -- the half square triangle -- in a couple of different sizes. This is a great starter block for beginner quilters and can be made as a large or a small block, to suit your needs.

The sample quilts illustrated show two totally different looks. Note that in the "straight set" quilt layout, a third pinwheel appears because of the extra colour used.

Similar Block - Lilac Lane