From IlsaB (FlockOfRhino): I started out my B&W challenge project by doing some research on shapes that are used in NW Indian art pieces. I knew I had some spotty B&W fabric, and decided to do a 'spotted owl'. Next I did some sketching in my notebook, trying not only owls, but also some of the life we saw on the hike: crows, eagles, otters, seals, deer. I went back to the owl idea. 3rd, I sketched my owl idea on freezer paper. I'm not a symetrical type of person, and I never follow patterns exactly, so I knew my owl would morph. 4th, I ironed the freezer paper to black fabric and Pellon, then cut it out. 5th, sewed a bunch (8) of B&W log cabins. All of my log cabins are "wonky" since we can't do rectangles!! 5th, to the design wall - played and messed and scrapped and played some more. 6th, ironed it all down, also with a little spray fixative to Warm n Natural batting, then fixed the gray backing to the batting. 7th - used the cut outs on the back, because I also hate plain quilt backs. 8th - played with scraps and different quilting patterns, deciding on a swirly one. 9th - bias-cut binding. Voila'!