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 Wheel

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rolling Wheel quilt block is a great teaching aid to introduce the three quarter square triangle patch. This unit is a bit of a misnomer because yes, there are three triangles in the patch, but not all of the triangles are quarter square triangles. However, this patch is a useful one in order to make a pinwheel type of quilt block. Have fun with this design and watch secondary designs emerge as you lay out this block in a variety of ways.

The sample quilts show two different results by setting the blocks "on point" rather than straight across. By changing up the setting triangles, you get a totally different look.

See also
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone