Just about every quilter on the planet knows how to make a basic nine-patch block. This is one of the first blocks we teach in our Beginning Quilting curriculum here at AST, and it's an extremely east block to make. However, it has a bad rap for kind of being a boring block that doesn't make for a very exciting quilt. Well think again, because today we are showing 9 Ways to Spice Up a Nine-Patch Block!

These quilts are not your basic, boring blocks but instead bring a whole new life to using a nine-patch in your projects! The source for each is tagged above the picture. Hope you enjoy!

1. Nine Patch BOM from Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild

2. Mod Nine Patch Quilt from Moda Bake Shop

3. Reverse Hopscotch Quilt from V & Co.

4. Scrappy Nine Patch by the Sea from Diary of a Quilter

5. Urban Nine Patch Quilt from Sew Kind of Wonderful

6. All in a Row from Kim Diehl's Book Simple Comforts (Picture from Snippets of a Quilter) 

7. Stitched from Pat Sloan

8. Welcome Little One from Moda Bake Shop

9. Line Dance from Fons & Porter

Hope you enjoy these nine-patch patterns and maybe even find some inspiration for your next project!

May your bobbin always be full,