I mentioned a couple days ago that I'd resurrected my version of the popular Rabbits Prefer Chocolate quilt. Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about, the original quilt is a Bunny Hill design from several years ago--here's a photo of the quilt as originally designed--
As many, many of us quilters did, I enrolled in a block of the month class to make the quilt. My first block was fairly similar to the original, but I tweeked it a bit, to make it look like the giant chicken was really running and not just ambling along.
The next month, I decided my baby chick and bunny carts should be racing. And maybe one of them hit a rock and got a flat tire. (Remember when you're looking at these blocks that there are details to be added later, like the reins the bunnies use to pull the egg carts.)
The third month, I thought a huge bunny with a basket of eggs was a little too tame for a race, so I made a huge bunny keeping time.
The single bunny in the broken egg shell? Yeah, I made that to start, but then I got to thinking about making that egg into a train car and adding more. When I resurrected the blocks the other day, that's what I did--I added more bunnies.
And if you compare the bunnies in the egg train to the originals, you'll probably notice I decided my bunnies needed arms. Armless rabbits seemed a little creepy. (My train still needs wheels and something to connect the cars, but that stuff will be added a little later. Oh, and probably some smoke coming out of the engine's smoke stack.)
And just before I put the blocks away last time, I designed and made an Easy Rider Rabbit block. When I pulled that out the other day, I thought he might be a tad lonely, so I added a bunny on a Vespa and another in a sports car.
Here's what the blocks I've made look like so far. I have another couple blocks from the original that I want to modify to use and I have a few more blocks in mind that I want to design and add.
I'm not sure what I'll call this when I'm done, but in recognition of the fact that I have a racing/transportation theme going here, my working title is Rabbits Prefer Speed. Or Bunnies on Crack. It just depends on my mood.