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.

Variable Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Variable Star quilt block could be described as a "lesson in making quarter square triangles". The central cross in the block design also acts as sort of built-in sashing strips for the design in a quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets blocks and half blocks on point in a standard quilt block setting. This creates a "diamond" shape for the blocks creating a very different look to the quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a common side by side setting of the blocks. The eye is drawn horizontally and vertically by the centre strips in the block, which then creates a secondary pattern where the blocks are adjacent to each other.