1. Home

Grecian Square, a Free Quilt Block Pattern

By

1 of 3

Introduction to the Grecian Square Quilt Block Pattern
Grecian Square Quilt Block Pattern

Grecian Square Quilt Block Pattern

Janet Wickell
Grecian Square is a beginner friendly nine patch quilt block made with four quick pieced half square triangle units, four strip pieced rectangular segments and one center square.

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 Cutting

The 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 14-1/2" strip for strip pieced rectangles**

Cream print: (1) 2" x 14-1/2" 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.

  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Quilting
  4. Free Quilt Block Patterns by Size and Type
  5. Grecian Square, a Free Quilt Block Pattern

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.