Nine patch quilt blocks are numerous and likewise, the "sister" block type -- the Uneven Nine Patch. Both can be simple or challenging, depending on the number of pieces in each quilt patch.

Nine patch blocks are comprised of nine units, laid out in three rows of three patches. This is probably the most commonly used type of quilt block made.

Uneven Nine Patch

Air Castle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Air Castle is a nine patch quilt block containing half square triangles, three-quarter square triangles, and a square in the square unit for the centre of the quilt block. This is an easy to intermediate skill level quilt block pattern.

The sample quilt shows the blocks laid out side by side with several borders. A totally different look can be achieved by simply switching out the colours in the borders.