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.

Nine Patch - Uneven

Cups and Saucers

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Cups and Saucers quilt block is the perfect pattern choice to learn a variety of piecing techniques. It contains flying geese, half square triangles and a square in a square patch. A great nine patch quilt block for beginners to advanced quilters alike.

The two sample quilts shown are wonderful examples of how different a quilt can look, just by changing the quilt block orientation from side by side to an "on point" setting.

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