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.

Flying Square

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Flying Square quilt block could not be an easier choice for a new quiltmaker, or as a tool for those quilting teachers looking for something new to use in their repertoire of blocks.

This five patch design is constructed entirely using only squares. You, as the quiltmaker, have the option to sew these square patches as five rows of five, but my perferred method, as shown in the quilt block pattern, is to sew it as an uneven nine patch, since I believe it is easier to work with "chunks" rather than individual rows. However, you choose what is the favourite method for yourself.

I noticed right away, that this block gives the look of a plaid or tartan, and so I chose colours of one of the many tartans for my family name. Mine is following one the Johnson samples, but who knew there would be so many for each clan? Check out the resultant quilts on the following page.