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.

Checkerboard Friends

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Checkerboard Friends quilt block is a Seven Patch block, meaning that it is created using a 7 x 7 grid of patches.

This quilt block might look a little familiar as I see commonalities with the Bear's Paw block, although the Checkerboard Friends quilt block has a few more pieces.

There is nothing difficult about this quilt block as it contains only squares and half square triangles. You simply need to pay close attention to achieving an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. I have chosen to construct the block as an uneven nine patch, rather than as seven separate rows. I tend to find this an easier method.