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

Lily Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Lily Star is another variation of the Ohio Star quilt block. This Lily Star just changes up the centre of the block to use the square in a square patch rather than a simple square. Quarter square triangles are used to finish up this nine patch block and it goes together in no time.

The two sample quilts illustrated both keep the background dark, rather than the usual lighter fabrics. Different looks are achieved in both of these quilts which are set on point. Now it is over to you!

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square