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

Love in the Mist

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Love in the Mist quilt block was a new one to me -- and as is my practice -- I immediately began simplifying it to reduce the number of seams. The look of the end result is the same -- it just is less bulky.

This nine patch quilt block is an easy one to make featuring half square triangles and square in a square patches.

The two sample quilts illustrated show blocks set side by side and in an on point layout.