For the Dutch Challenge Group De Uitdaging the theme was 'an element of an animal'. The moment I read this theme I knew which animal I would pick - I love black and whites so the zebra was the obvious choice. Okay I could have settles for just the striped pattern, but when I was googling for further inspiration I found gorgeous pictures of zebra's butts :-). Making the quilt was actually rather simple. The white fabric is raw silk, the black a lightly patterned black commercial fabric. Creating the butt was done in one day. The next step was a bit more time consuming. I wanted real hair to be part of the tail. Finding zebra hair was not possible, but a friend of a friend keeps horses. And I am glad to say that Thunder was graciously enough to donate some hair from his tail for this zebra's tail.