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

Casino Royale

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I took liberties with this Casino Royale quilt block by adding in a third colour. I think it has far more possibilities when you start to lay out the nine patch blocks in your quilt. I thought it needed both red and black to go along with the "casino" colour scheme of a roulette table.

Another change is subtle -- I made the centre patch as a square in a square, rather than the original group of four separate half square triangle units. I always think less seams equates to a more precise block and of course, less bulk.

The sample quilts illustrated use 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks to produce a secondary pattern, which is always a nice surprise.

More "Gambling" Theme Blocks:
~ Road to Vegas
~ Roulette Wheel
~ Roll of the Dice
~ Wheel of Fortune