Way back last fall, after Susan and her husband came to our Open House, she asked me if I would make her a quilt with some of the animals from Bedlam Farm on it. I said yes and she sent me a bunch of fabric to use in the quilt. Susan’s quilt is one of the commissions that I took on before I decided not to do anymore commissions. It took me a while to get to it, but I finally started it last week. I really had to wait for this one to come around. Because of all the “drawing” I was doing for it, my head had to be in the right place.
I made four panels thinking of Bedlam Farm as the Peaceable Kingdom, which is what Susan experienced when she visited at the Open House. I can see why she did too. Except for those incidents now and again (that mostly have to do with the male animals and the cats keeping the farm clear of mice and voles) the farm is pretty peaceable on a day to day basis. And during the open houses, when everyone is getting lots of food and attention, it’s especially peaceable.
Now that I have the panels done, I’ll start designing the quilt.