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.

Snail's Trail

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Snail's Trail quilt block is technically a four patch because it is designed on a 4 x 4 grid. However, for the ease in sewing this popular block I have created the pattern as an uneven nine patch. Why make things more difficult?

This sample design illustrates a "controlled" scrappy colour scheme of a variety of purples and keeping the background fabric as one selection. The block features squares and half square triangles and a central motif with a square in a square featured as its centre.