In January 2014 I was Queen Bee of the Modern Irish Bee (annual bee formed from members of Modern Quilters Ireland). I decided that I really wanted to pick a modern block that would be a nice gentle start to the bee, it being the first month and all.
All I had to do was figure out a layout and make 3 more blocks for a 5x5 layout. That only took me about a year! No idea why I was complicating it so much in my head. In the end I just sewed them together, rotating the blocks until they looked good together! to break up the squareness I made my 3 blocks as stars and dotted them about in the layout.
Tomomi suggested square quilting and it worked a treat (thanks Tomomi!) Just stitched in the ditch in the squares and finally finished just in time for the Happy exhibition on display from the 25th onwards in Dublin. I hope all my bee mates get to see it hanging there and thank you guys for all your gorgeous blocks!
It measures 60" x 60" and I'm not sure if it is best entered into the scrappy category or the original. In the end as there are so many people involved adding such lovely little touches I'm entering it in the original design category!
I am nearly finished writing up the pattern, just working our yardage! but if you want to make some scrappy blocks the tutorial is here on Modern Ireland Quilters blog for the 3 different square and rectangular centres. Hope you enjoy the blocks as much as we did, small and all as the pieces are!
Thanks again Modern Irish Bee members 2014!