I think that's one of the best things about this project. It forces you to create outside your little "safe" box.
I'm pretty sure I didn't stick with the inspiration quilts - which I feel horrible about. I had planned to but man, those curves are tough. There are a few small curves in the block but not as many as I had first planned.
So yeah - it's supposed to be a branch with birds...it looked much better on my paper :-)