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Category: 2 x 2 Grids (4 Patch)

This is the archive listing of all Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library assigned to the Patterns Category having a 2×2 grid

Rail Fence Quilt Block

If you are looking for an easy block to make, the rail fence is my goto. I love it for making scrappy quilts that use up lots of leftover bits of fabric. Making the block is a great skill builder, too. (See my tutorial on how to improve your patchwork using the rail fence quilt block as your daily patchwork exercise.)

The Rail Fence Quilt Block is constructed using four rail units that are arranged in an alternating fashion. As explained in the Rail Unit article, a rail unit is a square consisting of two or more rectangles. The Rail Fence Quilt Block example shown on this page uses three rectangular pieces, which is the number most commonly seen.

Grouping Example

illustration of a quilt made with rail fence quilt blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of an Exploded diagram of the Rail Fence Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Rail Fence Quilt Block.

Tipper Canoe and Tyler Too Quilt Block

Often referred to as an "uneven nine-patch" the Tipper Canoe and Tyler too Quilt Block is actually a four patch, built around a square-in-a-square unit. Flying geese units flank the central square on all sides, creating a simple but striking star design.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt made with Tipper Canoe and Tyler Too Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

illustration of exploded version of the tipper canoe and tyler too quilt block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Tipper Canoe & Tyler Too Quilt Block

Johnny Round the Corner Quilt Block

Baseball is right up there with Quilting when it comes to American pasttimes and pursuits. The Johnny Round the Corner Quilt Block was named as a nod to the sport's four bases.

Grouping Example

illustration of a grouping of johnnie round the corner quilt blocks

Notice the interesting effect that happens when you swap the coloring on the rectangles.

alternate coloring of johnnie round the corner quilt block

 

And the center square would make a nice holding place to spotlight other patchwork blocks.

Grouping of alternate coloring of johnny round the corner quilt blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of exploded version of Johnny Round the Corner Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets.

Battleground Quilt Block

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

The Battleground Quilt Block is basically just the half square triangle on steriods! It's a great way to use up leftover half square triangles that are produced when you use the quick corner method to make flying geese, square in a square units or snowballs.

Obviously, it produces a great looking scrappy quilt.

Grouping Example

Grouping of battlefield quilt blocks arranged in a quilt.

Block Construction

Exploded illustration of the battleground quilt block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets

Flying Dutchman Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident beginner

Design Attribution: Unable to identify

The Flying Dutchman Quilt Block is a great block to use up leftover quick corners (aka HSTs)!

Below is an illustration of what a grouping of Flying Dutchman Quilt Blocks might look like in a quilt:

Illustration of a grouping of Flying Dutchmen Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of the exploded view of the Flying Dutchman Quilt Block

Coloring sheets

Click image to download coloring sheets