On page 3 you'll find an example of a Grecian Square quilt, with large, block-sized quarter square triangle units used as alternate quilt blocks. The triangles in the quarter squares add an additional design element to the layout.
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Fabrics and CuttingThe red block center and red triangles around the block corners make those areas of the Grecian Square pop out a bit. A soft sherbet orange is placed next to the red -- its warmth helps that side of the units stand out in the design. Other fabric colors are neutral.
You can change the appearance of the block by flipping the triangle units around, and allowing the red triangles to link to the block's center. Or change it even more dramatically by going scrappy or opting for an entirely different set of colors.
Deep red: (2) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares for half square triangle units; (1) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square for block center.
Sherbet orange: (2) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares for half square triangle units
Soft brown: (1) 2" x 11" strip for strip pieced rectangles**
Cream print: (1) 2" x 11" strip for strip pieced rectangles**
**OPTION: To sew rectangular units together piece by piece, cut (4) 2" x 3-1/2" brown strips and (4) 2" x 3-1/2" cream print strips instead of cutting the longer strips listed above.