Busy Bee Farm


  • Fabric Type: Cotton
  • Brand: Michael Miller Fabrics
  • Theme: Bees & Flowers
  • Main Colour: White
  • Pattern: Garden Bees
  • Fabric Width: Approximately 110cm (43 inches)
  • Fat Quarter Size: Approximately 55cm x 50cm (21 ½ x 19 ½ inches)
  • Skinny Quarter Size: Approximately 25cm (8.9 inches) x 110cm (43 inches)
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With a traditional English cottage garden feel to it, “Busy Bee Farm” is a timeless arrangement celebrating gardeners and bees working alongside each other in perfect harmony. This pretty pattern from Michael Miller Fabrics is full of rustic charm, and is part of the “Bee Culture” collection which has been designed by Marsha Evans Moore.

With a gentle hum of bees flying peacefully from flower to flower over a crisp white background, this pattern is full of life. Bee hives and flowers are the main part of the design, with both classic square-shaped hives which are the pride of most British Beekeeper’s collections, as well as dome-shaped basket bee hives. Between the hives are large terracotta pots, filled with lavender and chives in full bloom. Their purple petals curled in different directions like they are dancing in a gentle breeze. Cut lavender flowers and honey pots have been placed in trug-style baskets and left next to watering cans or on top of garden chairs. A small hive also sits on a bird table. These placements suggest that our busy gardener is in a hurry and these have been left ready to be picked up and taken back to the house or maybe to a farm shop to sell. Clusters of grass and clover balance the scene with gentle green scatterings, while sunflowers and daisies bloom with their petals out wide, and delphiniums stand up proudly with their yellow and blue flowers stretching up tall between the hives. The different plant sizes and directions add a real sense of movement between them as the bees flit from flower to flower around them. Nearby, a wooden sign declares “Honey Bees At Work” while a little shack has amber jars displayed with a sign reading “Honey For Sale”.

From the sunkissed blooms to the honey jars, the peaceful pastel colours that have been used on this cotton give the fabric a rustic and natural feel. Just like all Michael Miller Fabrics, “Busy Bee Farm” is printed on premium 100% cotton fabric, so it is perfect for a wide range of sewing projects from quilting to crafting. We think that Busy Bee Farm would be especially fun to use to sew a gardening bag for a busy gardener in your life to let them know they are appreciated. Or maybe some summer bee bunting, honey-themed hexies, farmhouse fabric baskets, or even a bee-utiful dress!

With a width of approximately 110cm (43 inches), this fabric is available for purchase by the meter (39 inches), half-meter (19 ½ inches), or 25cm (9.8 inches) which is also known as a skinny quarter. Any multiple quantities or combinations of these cuts will be sent as a continuous length so for example if you need 125cm, just add a metre and a skinny quarter. We also have a fat quarter option measuring around 55cm x 50cm (21 ½ x 19 ½ inches).

So if you want to add a touch of nostalgic charm from a British cottage garden to your next sewing project then we hope that this bee cotton fabric will help you create something that will make your heart buzz with delight!

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Manufacturer Part Number: DCX11251-WHIT-D

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