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.

Prickly Pear

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Prickly Pear quilt block could be considered as a sort of "study in half square triangles". Once you have mastered those patches, this is an intriguing block to use in your quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks side by side and thus creates a busy secondary pattern of elements between the feature of the blocks.

The quilt layout shown on the right sets the blocks on point, separated by sashing strips. The additional blank blocks create a sort of "colour block" effect and adds some extra pizzazz to this design.