{Works In Progress} The Beekeeper’s Quilt

Some time ago, while browsing the Ravelry message boards, I came across a post where other knitters were sharing all of the lovely things that they were doing with their leftover bits of sock yarn. It’s probably not a surprise that I have quite the stash of it myself. I had started using the bits to make a Blanket of Many Colors, but once I saw the Beekeeper’s Quilt I knew I had to make one.

The Beekeeper’s Quilt is a collection of hundreds of little hexagon-shaped pillows… known in the Beekeeper circle as hexipuffs. Those making the quilt have baskets and baskets of puffs and often exchange puffs with one another. It’s become a whole little culture of its own.

I have only been at it for a few days, but I’ve already made 20 hexipuffs (19 shown here). My goal is to complete at least two a day… at least until I run through the scraps that I have on hand. I love that so many of my scraps are from self-striping yarns. The same yarn can create entirely different looking puffs based on where you are in the color pattern.

Here are the hexipuffs I have so far. It represents only five different yarns.

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  1. I just started to learn how to crochet myself and I absolutely love it. I like the design of this quilt, we made Around the World Quilts in 11th grade in Home Economics. I actually still have the quilting bug, because I just gave family members children homemade quilts for Christmas this past year. Can’t wait to see you finished product.

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    • That’s wonderful. Crocheting is a lot of fun… especially great for making afghans. I would love to see what your Around the World quilts looked like. They sound lovely. One of the main reasons I want to improve my sewing skills is to take up quilting. I think that’s why this knitting pattern appealed to me so much. :)

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  2. I love being able to make afghans where I can use different squares- and use up my scraps. This quilt looks amazing. I cant wait to see how it looks at the end

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    • It is amusing how excited I am to be putting the scraps to use. LOL I can’t wait to show off the finished project.

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  3. Those are fun! I’ve personally never gotten into crochet, but I always think it’s relaxing to watch. I have a friend who’s an addict and I’m going to share this post with her. I bet she’ll squee with joy!

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    • Thanks for sharing, Rita. Us yarnies do kinda get all squeal-y over yarn stuff. :P

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  4. LOVE THIS! How unique. I’m a total beginner but would love to give this a try. I’m pinning this right now. Thanks!

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