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.

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Fan

Free Quilt Block Pattern

If I was choosing a name for this four patch quilt block I likely would have used the word Pinwheel in the name. However, this block is called Fan, and I suppose that is correct too, as a pinwheel or a fan would both generate a breeze.

So enough of my musings. This quilt block is a great starter block, for those who are just beginning their quiltmaking journey. The block introduces you to the flying geese unit, a frequent patch in quilt blocks. I have provided instructions for making several different sizes of this quilt block.

The sample quilts illustrated give you some general ideas on laying out the blocks to make your quilt.