Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Burgoyne Surrounded Blocks

I have already showed you what the girls were working on Friday at Terry's, but I did not show you what I was doing. I really had hoped that I would be able to get 4 blocks made that day, but I seriously hampered my progress by forgetting the cord and foot pedal for my sewing machine. I only live about 6 miles from Terry, but still that took about 30 minutes out of my morning to return home, grab the cords, and zip back. Grrr.

It may have slowed me down, but it didn't deter my goal of getting 4 blocks completed. At Terry's I did one entirely, and back here at home, the next day, I finished the other two. So now I have a grand total of 4 Burgoyne Surrounded blocks, with just 16 more to make!

At the risk of repeating myself, I will tell you that these are some tedious, time-consuming blocks! There are so many sub-units to make before you can even begin sewing together the block.  But, I will say, that this is just such an appealing quilt design - classic and traditional - that I must make myself keep going on it. I will be so happy after it's done. The satisfaction of making and completing it will far outweigh the time spent on tedium.

Remember, it's the process we love, right?

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Your blocks are great! I love that design and don't know if I have seen it before. I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt top when you are finished. Might have to add this one to my list! Lovely.

  2. It's gonna be gorgeous and you are seriously making me want to make one too!

  3. You may be finding it a bit tedious, but the finished blocks are well worth it, they look great. This is (yet) another quilt that's on my someday list.

  4. Jayne, I'm so loving this quilt! Any thoughts as to how you'll quilt it?

    Thanks for sharing!


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