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.


Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Windmill quilt block is a good choice for beginner quilters as it contains the two most commonly used patches -- the square and the half square triangle. By switching up your colours you can create a variety of different blocks, all with the same two shapes.

This block fits into the category of four patch, as the individual units are sewn into four groups of four. I have also included this block in the category Pinwheels, as the focus of the block looks more like a "pinwheel" than a "windmill" to me.

The sample quilts illustrated use a straight setting and an on point setting to display the blocks. By introducing sashing, you can separate the blocks to frame them or just to simply add some extra interest.