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 Stone

Free Quilt Block Pattern

You might think you recognize the Rolling Stone quilt block as it seems so familiar. Well, you are right -- it is made of all the same components as the Rolling Pin block, but the some of the patches are placed in a different direction, and the placement of the colours makes all the difference in the new look of the Rolling Stone block.

(It might be fun to try out making a two block quilt using these two blocks. Look for that in the future as this is one of my plans going forward.)

This quilt block uses a familiar patch -- the flying geese unit and also makes good use of the less common patch -- the square in a square.

The sample quilts illustrated show settings of the blocks side by side as well as on point with additional blank blocks to show off your quilting skill.

See also
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Wheel