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.

Jewels in a Frame

Sample Quilt Layouts

Technically an eight patch, this version of the Jewels in a Frame quilt block is sewn as an uneven nine patch, in order to make the construction easier. Having patience is the key to sewing this lovely block, since none of the patches are difficult, but there are just lots of pieces.

The two sample quilt layouts shown below are very different and give you lots of ideas of how to create your own lovely heirloom. The quilt layout on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks, which creates lots of dazzle in the design. The quilt layout on the right features the blocks set on point, with sashing strips in the same colour as the background fabric. This then tricks the eye to see that the blocks are "floating" on a sky of dark blue.