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 Winds

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Four Winds quilt block is a study in half square triangles. This block will test your sewing skills. Just note, that there is nothing difficult at all in the making of this block -- it just takes patience to construct all the patches. You will need to be very aware to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance due to the large number of cut pieces. Other than that, there is no difficulty here as the patches are most likely the first ones you learned to construct.

I chose to make this nine patch block with different coloured "flowers" but you could easily simplify this choice and make all of your flowers the same fabric. (I'm just a person who likes lots of colour.)

The two sample quilts illustrated show two very different quilts -- one with blocks set side by side and the other with blocks on point and additional blank blocks (to showcase your quilting skills). Enjoy!