Monday, September 29, 2014

Modern Quilters of Ireland {Bee Blessed Blocks}

There is SO much to tell you from this past weekend, but I can not get my brain together to write a full post including all of the hoo-ha.  You see, on Saturday several ladies from the Modern Quilters of Ireland came together in Galway for a day of stitching.  I will tell you all about it in time.

Those of us gathering for the mini-retreat decided to come together and create a quilt top for Bee Blessed.  We decided on a scrappy sampler blocks in blues and greens with white background.  I am just delighted with what the ladies created.  Want to see?


Such a super array of blues and greens, but they work so very well together.  I think so at least.  Great variety in block choice too!


I'm going to put the top together with white sashing, blue and green corner stones and then I'll put on borders.  I already know one border I want to use that's new in the shop.  Can't wait to get cutting!


As you will quickly figure out, there are 13 blocks in total.  That makes for a funny shaped quilt.  I would love to have a 4 block x 4 block layout.  Would anyone else in the MQGI want to send on a blue and green block to be included?

Galway breeze go the best of my churn dash there in the upper left.
You can imagine what that corner looks like...very similar to the other three.  

I'm looking for 3 more blocks that are 12.5 x 12.5 unfinished (12 inches finished).  If you are interested in sending one (or two...or three) to me, please leave a comment below and I will send to you my postal address.

UPDATED: I have volunteers for the three additional blocks we need.  Thanks so much, ladies!

Modern Quilters of Ireland, this is going to be absolutely beautiful.  Thank you so very much for your effort.  What a stunner we will make together!


15 comments:

Jo Jo said...

Please count me in :) I could do 2 for you.

cheeky monkey said...

It is amazing how fast you get volunteers! They look great and it will be a real gorgeous Irish quilt for someone.

Liz Dunne said...

Well done ladies. I wish I could have been there. They are gorgeous blocks x Liz

Annabella said...

What a fun quilt it's going to be! Can't wait to hear about the get together :)

Ruth said...

It's going to be a really nice quilt! That was fast going on the volunteer front. Really enjoyed the day - thanks for all the effort!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow! So many fabulous blocks! And best of all is laughter and fun times have been stitched into them.This will be such a fabulous quilt.

Mamasqd said...

Can't wait to see it finished! My fav is the block of little house😃

Kristen Jones said...

It's going to be beautiful! I love all the blocks! Nice job ladies!!!

Sarah said...

Looks smashing already! Thank you ladies for such lovely blocks for the quilt!

Sarah said...

Looks smashing already! Thank you ladies for such lovely blocks for the quilt!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

looks like you all had a great time, and the blue and green squares will make a great quilt

Jodie Zollinger said...

Amazing blocks and fabrics! So modern and fresh and cute!

Archie the wonder dog said...

The castle block is amazing!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Brilliant! love all the blocks. I will make it next time. Come to east!!

Katy Cameron said...

Love where these blocks are going :o)

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