Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Cross Patch quilt block uses only the simplest shapes in quiltmaking -- the square and the rectangle -- and as a result, could not be easier.
This block teaches you first how to construct a basic nine patch which is used in the centre of the block. Following that, you continue to sew the remaining sections as an uneven nine patch -- the process is the same as to construct the centre part, but the sections are uneven, hence the name.
All in all, this is a simple, yet effective quilt block to begin your quiltmaking journey. And -- the resultant quilts will surprise you with their striking designs. (One of the sample quilts I designed looks to me like a "plaid", and if you follow this website at all, you will know I do love a plaid.) Check out the design possibilities on the following page.