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

Gettysburg

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Gettysburg is another of the blocks named for famous (or not so famous) cities. (I have listed a few other blocks at the bottom of this post.)

This nine patch block features the underused (at least in my opinion) quilt patch called the square in a square, using some colour variations to make things interesting and creating the secondary pattern of a star.

The half square triangle cut pieces are sewn on the edges of square pieces to create a different patch than the usual use for half square triangles -- which is to create a square using two different triangle pieces. All in all, this block is not difficult in any way, but you get a little different sewing practice.

The sample quilts illustrated use a side by side block setting as well as an on point setting to give you ideas for creating your own special quilt.

More "American Places" Blocks
~ Baton Rouge Square
~ Providence
~ Tonganoxie