Thank you Play Crafts and On The Windy Side for hosting and giving me a run for my money! Marsala stretched my creativity, tested my patience, but eventually I came around to not hating it so much!!
|Dance Of The Honey Bee|
17" x 18"
Once the honeycombs appeared, I had a plan. A story. A direction. You might think that the olive color represents honey. Nope! You can't have honey without pollen ~ sweet, wonderful (aw-choo) pollen!
A worker bee visits 50 to 100 flowers each trip for that pollen. You go girl! (worker bee's are all females too) All that work for 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in their life!
I think of honey bee's as frantic, agitate or strung out as they fly around. And to think what goes on inside of a hive...it has to be chaotic.
I would be wrong! Each bee has its place, its job. Finely tuned with a mission. Bee's have a dance. The Dance Of The Honey Bee! Once a bee finds that sweet, sweet nectar they fly back to the hive, shake and vibrate their little bodies and in the process give directions to that very source.
Those I kept calm, clean and peaceful. Not once ounce of pandemonium or turmoil!
This is my favorite part! I was so excited when I decided to use a bright yellow thread for quilting this little section. I almost decided to do the whole piece with yellow, but thankfully I didn't. It would have been too much!
When you think that a colony of bees consists of 20,000 to 60,000 bees, there wold have to be order. It amazes me when I see a honeycomb with honey gushing out. Did you know that bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by man?!
Finished and ready to hang!
Size: 17" x 18"
Solids: Shot Cotton, Kona and scraps
Bee Fabric: Emma's Garden by Patty Sloniger
Check out all the other wonderful entries in the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge!