Bzzzzzing bees

I'm sure you've heard about the Firefly Quilt-A-Long being run by Pattern Drop. It's super cool.  This pattern is part of the reason why I signed up for this pattern service.  But it's not because I have a thing for firefly's.  I don't even think we have them in Australia.  No.  I have a thing for bees.  Bees are the coolest.

I read a book about 3 years ago about bees and wildflowers and the impact of insects on the health of our environment, and I have been fascinated ever since.  I even did a beekeeping course in the hopes I can one day get my own hive!

So the fact that the Firefly quilt pattern has a bee variation meant I was all in.

I bought my fabric a couple of weeks ago (I admit, as soon as the fabric requirements were emailed out).

I am using traditional bee colours... perhaps a little too yellow and not quite orange enough, but it's classic, so that's what I'm sticking with.  I have the soft grey for the background and the textured white for wings.  I'm hoping it gives the illusion of transparency.

Wish me luck! If I stick to the official schedule I should have a fully finished top by the end of August.

E xx