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.

China Doll

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The China Doll quilt block uses only the simplest of quilt patches -- squares, rectangles and half square triangles. These are the first units you will use when you are new to quiltmaking.

This is a five patch block (because it is designed on a 5 x 5 grid). However, for ease in the sewing, I choose to make it as an uneven nine patch for the reason that I like to work in "chunks" rather than row by row. It is a simple matter of preference on my part. You choose what is the best method for you.