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

Weathervane

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I love the Weathervane quilt block. It can be a great teaching aid for beginner quilters because it uses three different quilt patches -- the square, half square triangle and flying geese units. For quilters who like to play with colour, try introducing more fabrics and you will come up with a totally different looking quilt block.

The two sample quilts illustrate how different you can make your project. By added more blocks and setting on point, or using less quilt blocks and adding additional blank blocks you get two totally different quilts. Blank quilt blocks also give you the opportunity to show off your quilting skills.

Similar block - Quatrefois