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

Rocky Garden

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rocky Garden quilt block is a basic nine patch block that uses the half square triangles both in patches to make squares as well as individual cut pieces to add on to other patches. You also get to hone your skills making flying geese units. All in all this quilt block is a good choice for teachers to use in a beginner quiltmaking class.

The sample quilts illustrated feature one quilt set on point, while the other quilt has blocks set side by side. This last quilt mentioned uses blocks with two of the fabrics reversed in half of the constructed blocks, so that you get a different effect in your final quilt.