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.


Free Quilt Block Pattern

I have a love for the colours of the southwest -- turquoise, corals and sandy shades of the desert. So it can come as no surprise the I used those colours in my version of the Navajo quilt block.

This eight patch design features simple patches -- squares, rectangles and flying geese units.

Rather than keep to the original colour layout of the patches surrounding the centre large rectangle, I added an additional fabric to give the block more shades of the desert. (I do like using colour.) I also have taken the "easy" way in the construction process -- to sew as an uneven nine patch, rather than row by row.

Lots of layouts of the blocks in the quilts can be created with just a bit of imagination. Check out two sample block settings on the next page.