You can fool your friends with the Greek Cross quilt block. It looks more complicated than it is. The center is a square. The blue and off white rectangles are done by strip piecing (very easy). Then you have the half square triangles in each corner. I like the secondary design the quilt makes when you sew all four blocks together.
I have taken classes on Craftsy with Leah Day on free motion quilting. If you have any interest in learning free motion quilting, Leah Day is fabulous! Notice the feathers I did on the off white fabric. I challenged myself with these feathers going around in a circle and I am pleased with the results. The fans in the corner came out nicely as well. I have had more practice with those. I tend to use them a lot in my quilts.
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.