Saturday, March 26, 2011

Angora bunny update...

It's been a few weeks since the baby bunnies were born so I thought I would post an update.  They are growing in leaps and bounds.  Finally have a good coat of fur and are now venturing (tentatively) out of their nest box.   It's so funny to see them try to operate their legs..... hopping about in a chaotic way.  These are Satin Angora hybrids so they will hopefully have long furry coats when they mature.

Some day I hope to have anough Angora fibers to create something!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Out of Africa

I know it's been a while since I posted but life really got in the way last week.  I am a migraine sufferer and had a migraine that brought me to a screeching halt.  On top of that I had a bad reaction to the migraine medication that ended up putting me in the hospital overnight.  Needless to say quilting and dyeing and rabbit shows and quilt shows did not occur last week.  Now that my headache is gone this week has been much more productive.  I did manage to finish one customer quilt for Margaret, which is pictured below:

Margaret brought this hand-painted batik panel back from a recent trip to Africa and wanted a comforter made for her bed.  We added 3 separate borders to make the panel large enough.  I used Superior Rainbows and SoFine threads to quilt freehand motifs to compliment the batik.  She picked out Quilters Dream Wool batting which made this quilt scrumptiously cozy.  I was a little worried it might be stiff because of the painted batik but the wool batting saved the day!

Thanks to all my friends (you know who you are) that rescued me last week and provided much needed
moral support!

Now to try and finish a few quilts for the quilt show next week.  This is as far as I've gotten: