This simple five patch quilt block is a good choice for a beginner quilter. You will get lots of experience in making the most basic pieced quilt patch — the half square triangle. (And naturally, I had to choose the obvious colour for the cross.)
As you may have experienced with other quilt block patterns that I design, I generally choose to construct the block as an uneven nine patch, which I find is simpler to sew than as five rows of five. I just find it easier to work in “chunks” rather than row by row, but that is a personal preference.
The sample quilts illustrated below show two very different quilts. By choosing a side by side setting, a sort of secondary design emerges giving the illusion that the “red crosses” are actually framing the blocks. The on point quilt uses additional setting triangles in different fabrics to give a totally different effect.