An acquaintance from Guild, Bea Casey, is turning 100 years old in August. Some of her family and friends made blocks for her and put together this quilt. I quilted it as my part of the present. Of course with a name like Bea (Beatrice) most of the blocks had a very Bee theme. Some of the blocks were so imaginative....
Being a beginning bee keeper, myself, it was great fun to study all the different blocks. This one is my favorite!
These kind of straw based hives are not allowed in the USA anymore. I'm not sure why except that in order to harvest the honey you have to completely disassemble them which technically kills the hive.
I thought this was a clever paper pieced pattern.
I quilted it very simply. Stitch in the ditch and a little outlining. It was fun!
Have a great week!
Cheers, Claire W.