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.

Rat Pack

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rat Pack quilt block looked familiar to me and then I realized it seems like a less complicated version of a block called Birds in the Air. Both blocks are four patches, but the Rat Pack block would be a better choice if you are just learning how to make a quilt. It contains only squares and half square triangles, but you have to also play with the individual triangle pieces in places. An interesting challenge.

Don't let a simple block fool you into thinking your quilt will be boring. As you can see from the sample quilts illustrated, by playing around with rotations of the blocks, I came up with some interesting quilts as a result (if I do say so myself)! See what your creativity can come up with using this interesting block.

See Also:
~ Birds in the Air
~ Cat's Cradle