I went a little crazy designing and embroidering hexipuffs for my Beekeeper’s Quilt this week, so I wanted to add these patterns to my growing collection. Feel free to use them and customize them as desired! First off, the bees. I couldn’t decide which pattern I liked best, and the kids had differing opinions, so I did up both of them, and put them on my yummiest looking hand-painted lavender yarn puffs. These were inspired by Laura Rittenhouse’s bee photos, so there you go Laura.. your bees have now been immortalized into my quilt!
Then I had to do our chickens how they looked as chicks:
Then I did one of our cockerels, how they would have looked as full grown barred rock roosters, and added him to my chicken collection. I used thinner black yarn on top of a white background to achieve the speckled look.
Then I did the guinea pigs:
and the kids:
and our chocolate lab of 11 years:
and Mae really wanted me to do her hibernating wooly bear caterpillar (at least we hope it’s hibernating).
So here are all of the hexipuffs I’ve embroidered so far:
And when I tie them all together I’ll probably scatter them around like this. I’m up to 63 hexipuffs now!
Here are the embroidery charts for anyone interested. Notes: I added my ideal Cleo chick pattern, with an additional medium brown shade, which I didn’t have at the time. And the larger bee should be embroidered with the hexipuff upside down if you want it to come out centered: