I haven’t made any new fabric designs since the Landsat Fabric/dress (https://walkaboutem.com/2013/01/26/landsat-fabric/) which turned out to be a huge hit. I think that me and Zev’s bee drawing might make a fun quilt. I’m planning to use hexagons as a hive and overlay a few bee appliques.
As I start planning the bee quilt I start by drawing a lateral bee cartoon. It’s already a little graphic for traditional science illustration, but I want more clearly delineated edges for a bee applique. I think that anything where I have to cut out and sew around legs and antennae is going to be a mistake. If the quilt really needs anntenae at the end, I can embroider them on afterwards. Also, I’ve noticed that bees in their hive are in more of a dorsal view. Time for a redraw.