Ambitious Illustrator Creates a 108-Piece Cut Paper Quilt in 3 Months
In April of 2018, illustrator Dawn M. Cardona embarked on the ambitious endeavor known as the 100 Day Project. For over three months, she pledged to create a different paper square each day and completed it on July 22, 2018. She ended up going longer than the 100 days, in fact, and crafted 108 small illustrations out of collage. Using solid-color cardstock, the squares feature a variety of charming characters (including anthropomorphized architecture), stylized flowers, and fashionable animals.
Dawn laid out her concept on the first day of the project. “Each square will be created to stand alone,” she wrote, “but also to be able to flow into the next piece.” By the end, she assembled them all into a long paper quilt.
If you’d like to own one (or more) of these pieces, follow her on Instagram; she lists some of them in her Instagram stories every Monday at 9 a.m. It’s a great way to own original art. You can also buy her work on Society6.