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.

Nine Patch - Uneven

Best of All

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Best of All quilt block is a nine patch which will give you some experience in using cut pieces to make a difference arrangement of the patches. I'm referring to the patches adjacent to the centre square which use a square, some half square triangles and some quarter square triangles. These pieces are joined in a frequently used patch (and I don't think there is a specific name for it), but it is not a common patch. There are also some flying geese units thrown in for good measure. All in all this is a fun sewing experience.

The two sample quilts illustrated are both set on point with sashing strips, but each has a personality of its own.