Bye Bye Beekeeper

I have to face facts, it’s been ages since I last touched my Beekeeper Quilt, and I really didn’t think I’d pick it up again. The more I thought about stitching up all those little puffs the more I dreaded it. Plus, I don’t think this will be all that practical. Think about it, this would essentially be two layers of wool with a rather large layer of polyfill in between, which would make for an incredibly hot blanket.

Bee Keeper's Quilt Hexipuffs

But what to do with all those little puffs? I mean, there are 60 of them, surely I could do something, right?

Like I said, they’re stuffed with polyfill, which means they wouldn’t be heat resistant enough rest hot pots on or use as a tea cozy or anything along those lines.  They’re hexagons so it would be awkward to piece them together into a cushion cover. But that got me thinking, maybe a cushion for myself wouldn’t work, but maybe for my cats? So I started piecing together those 60 little puffs with the intention of making cat beds.

Bee Keeper's Quilt Hexipuffs

As I was stitching these together I kind of started to regret not seeing this project through but then I remembered how long each puff took me. I’m a bit ashamed to admit it, but I started this project all the way back in May of 2014 – that’s almost 3 ½ years. I think it’s time to call it quits and moving along to projects that excite me.

Bee Keeper's Quilt Hexipuffs

Anyway, the completed bed is actually a little small for Cosmo, but it fits my new kitty Maurice just right.

Bee Keeper's Quilt cat bed

I might be jinxing it to say this, but I have another scrappy project in mind for all those inevitable sock yarn leftovers…

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