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.

Chisholm Trail Variation

Free Quilt Block Pattern

This four patch quilt block is a slight variation of the Chisholm Trail quilt block. By a simple different arrangement of the light, dark and medium values of the fabrics it appears to be a totally different block. The block features simple patchwork, using only squares and half square triangles.

The sample quilt layouts show two very different quilts. One quilt uses a side by side block setting, while the second quilt sets the quilt blocks on point. Both quilts use sashing to separate the blocks, with very different results.

See also: Chisholm Trail