How to: Simple Cross Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

I'm trying to mix up the blocks, giving a lot of variety, and I don't want them to be too difficult. Today's block is pretty simple, no half square triangles.

Simple Cross 

(this block will finish at 12" square)
White fabric - 8 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
4 - 4 1/2"x4 1/2" squares
Green fabric - 8 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
1 - 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square
(this block would be a great block to use charm packs or jelly roll strips)

Sew one white and one green 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square together.
Press toward the green.
Repeat, make a total of eight two patch units.
Sew the two patches together into four patches, matching up the center points.
Sew one four patch, one 4 1/2"x4 1/2" white square and one four patch together.
Press toward the white.
Repeat, you need two of these units, exactly the same.
Sew two white and one green 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square together.
Press toward the green.
Sew the three units together.
This block is fun, it creates a cool chain, like a Single Irish Chain pattern.

To make the quilt 96" square you will need to make 64, 12" blocks.
Fabric needed:
White - 3 7/8 yards
Green - 6 1/2 yards
You know I had to draw a scrappy version! It's so cute and soft!
The fabric shown in this illustration is Moxie by Studio M for Moda fabrics.
Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
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  1. This was one of the very first quilts I made. Thank you for the suggestion for charm packs!

  2. I always love seeing how one block would look in different colourways/fabrics - it really comes alive in the coordinated/ scrappy look!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!


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