Monday, June 16, 2014

Hexie Bees

So, I think I've mentioned before that I have a thing with bees.  I don't know why but I've always been fascinated by them.

I found this guy hanging out on my car window one day while waiting for a soccer game to start.

So for a while I've been collecting bee fabric with the intent to do a bee quilt one day.  My sister started doing tiny 1/4 " hexies and has been making super cute things with them.  I decided I had to do my bee quilt in hexies...because you know...hexagon/honeycomb stuff :)
While she was in town a couple of months ago she taught me how to do them.
With some birthday money I ordered a bunch more fabric online.

Aren't these just the best kind of mail days?
So fun!

Here's a picture of all the ones I ordered...

These three were given to me by my mom and sis...

And these were the ones I already had on hand...

All together they make a fun collection of scrappy bee fabric.  I didn't want it all to match.  I'm finding I really like themed scrap quilts.

Here's a few of my first hexies.  I'm doing 2" ones which looked absolutely gigantic to my sister :)
I can't wait to show you a finished product.  It will take a while but it's nice to have some hand work to do while sitting and watching a movie or traveling or waiting for things.  It's pretty addicting too!

And speaking of addicting...and bees...

I reluctantly admit that I enjoy a good game of Candy Crush and Farm Heroes and a more recent discovery...
Disco Bees!
It's just like those other games.  Same idea, but there are more sides to match...and the music is pretty groovy :)
The perfect game for a bee lover!


  1. You should come and visit - my husband seems to have a new love for bees, and is now a beekeeper! Love all of your bee fabrics, and WOW what a fun mail day you had! Love your hexies - looking forward to seeing your progress.

  2. It is fun to find you working on your "bee" hexies at varies gatherings and functions, like today's reunion and hula recital. : )
    Disco bees looks and sounds interesting. You'll have to show it to me sometime.

  3. I'm just now catching up on all of these!! Love all the pictures!! Looks like y'all are having a busy summer!!