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.

Z Cross

Sample Quilt Layouts


I am always amazed when what appears to be a very ordinary block such as the Z Cross, can create such an interesting secondary pattern when placed in the quilt. (Note how pinwheels appear when you place the blocks next to each other.) Needless to say I was really pleased with the resultant quilts I came up with while playing around with the layouts.

The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks on point in a very standard setting. What results is both a positive and negative pinwheel design when the blocks sit next to each other.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also uses an on point block setting. By strategically placing the colourful, blank blocks and also pieced half blocks in the design, a striking central motif results.