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.

Blazing Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Blazing Star quilt block is an eight patch block with lots of pieces. However, with careful attention to detail, this is an easy block to construct as an uneven nine patch. I like that method as you get to work in "chunks" rather than sewing row by row. The block gets you lots of practice making half square triangles, square in a square patches, and also (my favourite) patch, the flying geese unit.

I chose the obvious colours for this block -- as a star in the night sky. You might choose a totally different colour scheme and the resultant block will be striking.