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

Scrapbook Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Scrapbook Star quilt block is a wonderful learning experience if you are new to quiltmaking. This nine patch block uses squares, half square triangles and also quarter square triangles all working together to make an interesting block.

As you can see from the sample quilts illustrated, different parts of the block come to the forefront, depending on which type of layout you choose.