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

Danny Boy

Free Quilt Block Pattern

We all love the song ... well at least I do, and did you know that there is a quilt block called Danny Boy too? Naturally, I chose to make my version is a variety of greens to keep with the Irish theme? (I wonder if they ever get tired of having green associated with "Irish"?)

The nine patch block is simple enough to make, using squares and half square triangles, but then you get the added interest in the centre with a square in the square patch.

I played around quite a bit with quilt settings for this block and found that I liked an on point layout best. The two sample quilts illustrated using this type of setting look entirely different though. What can you come up with?

More "Irish" Quilt Blocks
~ Connemara
~ Irish Puzzle
~ Lucky Clover