Try your hand with this different 9 patch design which goes by, amongst other names, Curved 9 Patch or Improved 9 Patch. The 9 patch can be made up with 1 centre "C" and 4 "D" pieces, or use the "E" piece across the centre of the 9 patch in place of 2"D" and the "c". This makes a lovely album style quilt with friends signing their names in the rectangular central "E" piece.
The templates are marked with seam allowances and marking holes at intersection points. The see through fibre optic templates allow you to "fussy cut" your prints. To fussy cut, place the template over the selected part of your fabric, centre as necessary then cut or trace. Enjoy!