Nine Patch Uneven Nine Patch
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, but you will find this construction method in many other quilt blocks as well.


Free Quilt Block Pattern

I had never heard of the Acanthus quilt block, but with a little research, I found it was designed by "Nancy Cabot", a pen name of Loretta Leitner Rising, who wrote a daily newspaper column for the Chicago Tribune during the 1930s featuring a new quilt block pattern each day. Acanthus was one of those designs.

This easy quilt block features only squares and rectangles and is designed as a seven patch, since it is drafted on a 7 x 7 grid. However, it is sewn as an uneven nine patch for ease in the sewing process.