1. Use all the fabric from the charm pack.
3. Finish by the end of April.
4. Stick with only solids prints, no patterns.
Here is how I did in the challenge, on a pass/fail grading scale:
1. I used all the fabric except I lost two tiny little corners that I can't find anywhere. (I'm going to count that as a Pass.)
2. I added Kona Snow as the background and Kona Bone for the binding. (2 extra colors...Fail!)
3. I just finished yesterday. Only a month late. (Dang...failed again!)
4. I so so so wanted to add one printed fabric into this quilt to jazz it up, but I fought my temptation. (Pass!)
So, that's 50%. What is that...an F? Oh well, I still am happy with the results and had fun creating this quilt.
Here is how it all went down:
First I scoured Flickr & Pinterest for inspiration.
I found this picture and asked the artist if she would mind if I created a quilt using her piece as inspiration.
I ironed Steam 'n Bond onto the back of all the charms.
I cut out 5 - 5" x 5" squares from a manilla folder to make sure they were the same size as the charms and then sketched the birds the squares as a template.
I made the exact negative on the other side of the quilt. I framed the birds in zigzag squares to mimic the pinked edges of the charms on the other side.