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.
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Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Coronation quilt block is a good choice if you are interested in making a large block for your quilt. The choice to make a larger block is sometimes due to the number of pieces in the block, so it is easier to be accurate in your sewing. I have created instructions for both a 16" block as well as the more common 12" block.
The patches are simple -- there are just more of them. The block features half square triangles and flying geese units. The final block is really a block within a block as the centre patch is a block all on its own.
The sample quilts illustrated use a straight setting (which produces a secondary pattern in your quilt - look for the additional small stars created when blocks are side by side) as well as an on point setting with sashing and blank blocks.
See also - More Large Quilt Blocks