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

Zenith

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Zenith was fun to create and I did take a few liberties with its construction. Those rectangles were supposed to be two squares sewn together, but my theory is why make a seam when it is unnecessary? I also changed up some of the colour placements, but then, I'm allowed, since it is my block!

Half square triangles are plentiful and this block also includes my favourite patch -- the flying geese unit. Oops, I almost forgot to mention the centre patch is made using the square in the square patch. I also included this block in the pinwheels category because, depending on the block layout, they may emerge as a secondary pattern, which is always fun.

There is nothing difficult in constructing this quilt block and you can make some really interesting quilts by adding sashing and/or setting the blocks on point. The discovery is awaiting you.