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

Dancing Shoofly

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Dancing Shoofly quilt block is new to me, and I always love to discover new blocks to play with.

This is one of those "block in a block" type of instances, because the centre of the quilt block is a separate block all on its own. Not to worry though, as it is all quite easy to construct this nine patch block, as it uses only squares, rectangles and flying geese patches.

I played around quite a bit with the sample quilts illustrated and had fun doing so. You will find the same thing when it is time for you to decide on your design layout. Enjoy!