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.

Plaited Block

Sample Quilt Layouts


The two sample quilt layouts shown below are so very different it is difficult to imagine that they are constructed using the same quilt block.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby increasing the block size and adding an extra design element to the quilt layout. The sashing strips give an extra bit of pizzazz to the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the right, uses a standard block setting -- side by side. This results in an optical illusion of twisting rings. This layout would be striking with careful colour placement of the rings to make it a scrappy version of the design.


Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Formal Frame
~ Garden Square
~ Interlocking Chain
~ Ribbon Star
~ Twisted Ribbon