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.

Uneven Nine Patch

Greek Cross

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the Greek Cross quilt block. As illustrated in the sample quilts shown, you can create lots of interest with a simple quilt block.

The Greek Cross block is a wonderful block to choose if you are new to quilting. Only three shapes are used in this block -- the square, rectangle and the half square triangle. These days it is rare to find a quilt block that does not contain the half square triangle unit. It is probably the most commonly used quilt patch (after the square of course).

I have offered the instructions for this nine patch quilt block in three different sizes. So, choose the size you want and the cutting board awaits!

See also ~ Seven Patch Greek Cross