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

Kitty Corner

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The quilt block called Kitty Corner is one of hundreds of nine patch blocks and this particular one would be a wonderful choice to get your quilting journey started, if you are a beginner quilter.

This quilt block introduces you to a common patch called square in a square for each of the four corners.

In the sample quilts illustrated, I made two different versions on the quilt block -- by reversing two of the fabrics and then laying them in the quilt as alternate blocks. This achieves a secondary pattern and so your resultant quilt can look far more difficult to onlookers than it really is. A win-win situation!