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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

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

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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

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Brickwork Quilt Block

Design Attribution: Oldest attribution is Ladies Art Company, 1897

The Brickwork Quilt Block is often referred to as the Roman Cross Quilt Block or the Chicago Pavement Quilt Block in the United States. The name "Brickwork" is more common in the UK. Different colorings of the block are known as Washington's Sidewalk and the Four X or Red Cross Quilt Block. 

Below is an illustration of how a grouping of Brickwork Quilt Blocks might look in a quilt:

Illustration of a grouping of Brickwork Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Skill level: Advanced beginner / Intermediate

Exploded view of the Brickwork Quilt Block

Coloring sheets

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Kansas Dugout Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident Beginner

Design Attribution: Godey's Lady's Book, 1851

Note: This block actually goes by many names. The oldest name is Godey Design, which is why I attribute it to Godey's. Other names include: Church Window, Five Cross, Going Home, Grandmother's Dream, Lattice Block, Lovely Patchwork, Ozark Tile, Puss in the Corner, and Road to Tennessee. (Yes, that's a LOT of other names!) The design was published under these name by various designers, including Nancy Page, Nancy Cabot, Ladies Art Company and Kansas City Star. You can find more information about these in reference publications listed here.

The Kansas Dugout Quilt Block is a playful design that is a favorite for using up scraps. I think this block is a really great way to play with stripes:

Illustration of a Kansas Dugout Quilt Block with stripes

It would also be fun to try the stripes on the bias!

Below, I've illustrated what a grouping of Kansas Dugout Quilt blocks might look like in a quilt:

KansasDugoutGrouping_web

And here is an alternate coloring just to give you an idea of what a scrappy Kansas Dugout Quilt might look like:

Illustration of a scrappy Kansas Dugout Quilt design

Block Construction

Exploded view of the Kansas Dugout Quilt Block

Coloring sheets

Click Outlined illustration of the Kansas Dugout Quilt Block to download coloring pages

Hourglass Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident Beginner

Design Attribution: Nancy Page, Nashville Banner, 1934

The Hourglass Quilt Block is a sweet little four patch block that forms an open square on point, flanked with half square triangles on each side. Below is an image of a grouping:

Illustration of a Grouping of Hourglass Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of the exploded view of the hour glass quilt block

Coloring sheets

Click image to download coloring sheets