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

Rolling Pin

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rolling Pin quilt block is an easy nine patch and introduces the quilter to the flying geese patch and the square in a square unit.

This block is a good choice for learning how to use half square triangles in a patch differently than making a single square using the two triangles, as is the most common practice.

The sample quilts illustrated give you suggestions for using just the block, set side-by-side or adding additional plain blocks to feature your quilting skills.

See also
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel