Quilt Block 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.
Quilt Block Uneven Nine Patch
Quilt Block Uneven Nine Patch I’ve been contemplating this block for quite some time. Some people may also call this “Puss in the Corner Block”, although this has many variations and can be more complex than the block which I am sharing today. I think Uneven Nine Patch is very descriptive of this block. I made a test block, a while back and I was sharing it with Paula J Payne from Quilting time in Dixie.
Nevertheless, I find that this block has an absolutely elegant mathematical simplicity which is hard to go past. You may wonder what that is? This block is made very simply, no waste, with excellent results, no matter which method you choose.
I think the clincher for me was when I sighted the block recently in a very old antique quilt. The layout was so timeless, appealing and simple. It’s got enduring style, I think. Gosh, I hope I’m not overselling it, but I think you’ll see what at I mean. You may have some unused 5″ x 5″ charm squares lying around.
How to Square a Nine Patch Block
Chances are the edges of the Quilt Block Uneven Nine Patch are not perfectly straight. Therefore, you will need to square it up. To do this, you will need to use rotary cutting tools. For this tutorial, I used an 18 x 24-inch mat and a 6 x 24-inch ruler.
Lay the nine patch on the rotary cutting mat. Line up the bottom edge of the block with one of the horizontal lines on the mat. The edge of the block may not be straight but line it up the best that you can.
Now, adjust the block so the right edge of the nine patch block is just over one of the vertical lines. The bottom edge of the block should still be aligned with the horizontal line on the mat.
Place the rotary cutting ruler along the vertical line that is closest to the right edge of the fabric. You’ll use the rotary cutter to trim just enough off so the edge is straight.
Rotate the nine patch block. Line up the straight edge you just cut with a horizontal line on the mat. Adjust the block placement so the right edge of the nine patch is just over one of the vertical lines. Make sure the straight edge of the block is still aligned with the horizontal line.
Line up the ruler as described in direction #3 and trim the edge so it is straight.
I hope you enjoyed this block and that you can make amazing patterns!