Honeycombs- The Bee's Knees

Honeycombs- The Bee's Knees

My inner nerd really wants this post to take another direction- do bees have knees? But instead of a study on bee leg anatomy, I'm talking today about the many options of our honeycombs!

It's easy to confuse our honeycombs for our irregular hexagons. Jess says, "Honeycombs by our definition have six equal sides, but have four 135 degree angles and two 90 degree angles." So they're like a hexagon that you squished top and bottom together a little with your fingers.

Our Irregular Hexagons are a fun little crew of six-sided shapes. If it's not a honeycomb or a hexagon, it's an Irregular Hexagon! There are no Irregular Honeycombs. Irregular Hexagons are all different varieties of stretched, squished, and otherwise contorted hexagons! Don't be fooled- there's no Island of Misfit Pieces here. Take a look for yourself here. I see lots of little inspirations just waiting to be sewn!

But back to the bee's knees- the honeycomb! The honeycomb is an integral piece of the Lucy Boston block. It tessellates (LINK to House Party/Tessellations) with itself, so it doesn't need any other shapes. But it plays well with others! Here are some of our favorites!

Erin likes Stars and Crosses for the fussy cutting. She also likes that it uses bigger pieces so it comes together faster. Kali is kicking herself because she didn't buy the fabric bundle!

Emi likes to work with just the simple 1" Honeycombs.  They're versatile and fun to sew, and they look lovely when finished!

Jess forever adores Lucy's Gift, and it just happens to be a free download!  

I personally like Sweet Eden. It is compose of two simple shapes, but the color options are endless and it looks so adorable when it's completed.

It's easy to confuse Honeycombs with our Irregular Hexagons. There are a lot more Irregular Hexagons options than Honeycombs, so if you call us, we'll likely try and verify exactly what you're looking for.  

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I tried various small projects to get the feel of EPP, and Sweet Eden is my first larger project. The basting and initial piecing is the same, but learning how to sew the larger units and rows without pulling seams is a new trick! It is a nice learning curve. I’m already trying to decide what color scheme to use in my next one.


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