The pattern is from Wanda at Exuberant Color and she has a great tutorial on her blog. Click here for a direct link to her Cross Quilt. But pay attention to her instructions -- they are spot on and it always takes me about two rows of sewing to get my rhythm down right. It goes together like a dream and uses 6.5" strips rather than five 2.5" squares. Goes together much faster. Thank you, Wanda.
So in the end, it was fun, went together quickly, I learned a lot quilting it, and it got to Toronto well before Halloween!
I hope you're finding time to quilt for someone you love!