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.

Rocky Mountain Chain

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rocky Mountain Chain quilt block is a five patch design featuring only two pieced patches -- the square in a square and the ever popular half square triangle. I chose the colour scheme of this block to represent a burning star in the changing night sky.

Rather than construct this block together in five rows, my preference (for simpler stitching, in my opinion), is to construct it as an uneven nine patch. I usually find that sewing in "chunks" rather than row by row is an easier method. However, you should feel free to choose your own favourite method of stitching it together.