Back in July at the Sisters, Oregon Outdoor quilt show I heard a lecture by Karla Alexander . Her listed topic was about using scraps; however, from the way she described her stash, she buys only fat quarters, so it is more about getting a scrappy look. She buys near colors and uses them quite well. Most of the quilts she showed had also employed a couple rulers she has designed, rulers that create an interesting variation on old patterns.
So I bought one, Curves for Squares. I am finally getting to experiment with it. I have a dozen squares made and am debating on which layout to use.
Yes, the layout choices are similar to choices for using log-cabin blocks. I think the curves show off better in the longer lines, but I think the Streak of Lightning is more interesting.
I still need to get fabrics for borders; first I’ll dig in my stash, but I don’t think I have what I want. I’m thinking narrow red, wider green, wider still yellow then binding in red. We’ll see.