The cell that I chose to work with is "a small compartment in a larger structure such as a honeycomb". This one was perfect for a vintage quilting interpretation of the theme I imagined. "One of the most popular patterns in North American quilting after 1925 was the Grandmother's Flower Garden" stated quilt historian and scholar Barbara Brackman. She also reported that "many women who never made another quilt finished a Grandmother's Flower Garden". I have quilted for about 25 years and I have never made one so I thought I'd use that quilt pattern to interpret this reveal's theme and make my mini "garden".
Using a fusible backed stabilizer as a hexagonal template and two colors of silk, I made the cells of my honeycomb garden. I experimented with the placement until I found a pleasing design and then hand-stitched the cells together. I machine stitched them to a 12 X 12 piece of peltex covered in the ivory silk. I echo quilted ¼ inch inside each cell and on the bordering background to complete the honeycomb pattern. A hand embroidered bee was added to finish the piece.