So this is the block I picked out - Abacus. It's suppose to look like this when completed.
One of the other members of my "Hive" selected the same block earlier in the year. But I already had it in my head my goal was a Christmas quilt and to me the block looked like ornaments or a chain of lights.
Here are my 'demo' blocks made up. This is not the ultimate configuration, but it does give the idea I am heading for. I will add more dark green for the tree and turn the blocks into a Christmas tree. So it should be very interesting.
Right now, I am thinking I will do smaller blocks of the same style as a border on my quilt. But will have to see how it goes with the center and the blocks I receive from the other hive members. At least doing it this way, I asked them not to sew the blocks together, but to leave them separate so I can move them around.
Should be an interesting exercise in quilt design!