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

Four Corners

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Four Corners quilt block resembles the Ohio Star, but has additional interest in both the centre of the block and the four corners.

This block is a wonderful choice to enhance your piecing skills as there are many quarter square triangle patches used in the block. The cutting instructions I have given will leave you with a few extra quarter square triangles to use for other blocks. It is a better choice to cut these pieces in this manner, rather than as half square triangles for those patches, in order to make the best use of the grain of the fabric and prevent distortion of the pieces.

The sample quilts illustrated give you ideas of how you may introduce sashing between the blocks to add extra interest or to give the illusion of "floating" blocks, by using the same fabric as the background for the sashing.

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square