One of my favorite patters, the log cabin in large strips. Martingale - Make It, Take It Book - inspirational log cabin lap quilt (basically a one bock pattern). Would be a good pattern for a beginner.
Red Pepper Quilts: Pretty in Pink This baby quilt is made from rows of "bricks" measuring 3 inches x 9 inches including the seam allowances. It was pieced in rows, 18 rows in total, with the finished quilt measuring inches x inches.