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.

Butterfly Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Butterfly Star quilt block is made of easy patches, but can be a test of the accuracy of your quarter-inch seam allowance because it contains a small block (comprised of small patches) inside a larger block. However, none of the individual pieces are difficult to construct.

This block is sewn as a four patch to create the centre of the block, and then constructed as a nine patch for the remainder. It contains the commonly used patches flying geese as well as half square triangles.

By using your imagination for the layout, you can create a stunning quilt. Use the sample quilts shown as inspiration or design your own. Enjoy!