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.

Uneven Nine Patch

Twilight Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Twilight Star quilt block is based on the Ohio Star block with more patches added in the corners. The block features half square triangles and quarter square triangles -- both extremely common patches in quiltmaking. There is nothing difficult in the making of this quilt block other than it has lots of pieces, therefore, more seams and so you must pay close attention to sewing an accurate seam allowance.

This nine patch quilt block is wonderful when you choose to make it a scrappy version. Just make sure to have lots of contrast in your chosen pieces.

Here are two sample quilt layouts, both with the blocks set on point, but by simply changing up the background colour here and there, you get two very different quilts.

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Union Square