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The Queen Bee

The Queen Bee

Pieced by Kathy Cracroft Wilhelmsen (Draper, Utah – 2007).

Pattern in Patchwork Made Easy by Jean Wells. This quilt is made up of thirty Aunt Vida’s Favorites blocks in scrappy fabrics of cheddar, black-on-cream, and cream-on-black.

Both my daughter Mary and my niece Sandy said the colors in the quilt reminded them of bumblebees, hence the name “The Queen Bee.” In the Wilhelmsen family, some of us strong women with commanding personalities have at times been referred to as “The Queen Bees.” When I told Corey the quilt’s name, he got a little smile on his face and said there is a female rapper named Lil Kim who calls herself “The Queen B” – the B standing for a certain word! I liked the name on both counts!

Vicky Westmoreland custom-quilted the body of the quilt in charcoal thread with meandering bumblebees and the border of the quilt in cheddar thread with a repeating pattern of beehives, bees, and flowers.

Custom quilted by Vicky Westmoreland (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Size is 70 x 84 inches.