Nine Patch Nine Patch - Uneven
The Uneven Nine Patch style of quilt block is so named because not all of the nine individual patches are the same size as is the case in a regular nine patch quilt block. This style of quilt block is often used in 10" quilt block to make the math easier.

Abe Lincoln's Platform

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Here is another example of a patriotic quilt block -- the Abe Lincoln's Platform block. Just the other day I was creating the Martha Washington Star block.

Abe Lincoln's Platform is an easier quilt block to make for two reasons. Firstly, it is made only of a few half square triangles and the rest of the pieces are squares or rectangles. Secondly, due to the math involved, it can make for a larger block (14 inches square) to make the block easily divisible by seven.

By playing around with colour combinations (don't be limited to shades of one colour as I have chosen to do), you can create totally different looks in your quilts.