Last year, I tried to get the bees to land on a quilt. They wouldn't cooperate, not even when the quilt was drenched in sugar water. Anything else with a bit of sugar on it will draw bees, but not a quilt. Hubby said I should've tried honey, but not grocery store honey because that's bad for the bees.
This year I pulled out a quilt that I hadn't shown on the blog in a while and already needed a trip through the washer. I sprinkled some honey on one of the buzz saws and spread it out in a good spot. Eventually, after three days of waiting and checking, some ants came and ate the honey.
So I gave up and borrowed my daughter's hedgehog, Josephine.
I made this quilt back in 2009, using a pattern I'd found on a magazine's website and a bundle of fabrics from Connecting Threads. It was promptly claimed by the boys and I see it wrapped around them now and then. Chickens, for the record, will come stand on your quilt whether you want them near it or not.