Saturday, February 3, 2018

Surrounded by Burgoyne...

Let's be clear.  I started making a Burgoyne Surrounded quilt because I fell in love with Cathy's blocks when she started hers.
At first I was just going to make one block, to try out the pattern.  That plan lasted about 5 minutes.
Then I figured I'd make 4 blocks for a nice wall quilt or table topper.  Yeah, another failed plan.
Well, nine blocks would make a nice baby quilt.  But I blew right past nine and headed for twelve.
But twelve was totally going to be IT,  3x4, nice lap quilt, done now, no, really.
But.
When I hit sixteen, I was definitely done done done, I'm so done, no more blocks, nice big square couch quilt, no more blocks.
Yeah, right.
Number seventeen happened the other day.



Followed by number eighteen...


And number nineteen is all cut out and ready to go.


And number twenty - fabric pulled, and starting to cut the bits.


I swear on a stack of Quilter's Newsletters that I'm going to stop at twenty blocks.  That's a full-sized big honkin' quilt.  I'm now up to my earlobes in full-size quilt tops.  (Note to my kids - if you see one of my quilts that you really really want, speak up and if I ever finish it, it's yours!)

And look - I really do have to stop now.  Burgoyne is currently also trying to surround Ringo Lake.


If I make any more blocks, it's going to ooze over this whole side of the state...


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20 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I wonder if there's birth control for quilt blocks....? I think you may need some...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think they are just lovely! I made a wallhanging with 4 blocks, but have a FQ bundle I picked up to make a large quilt with the Surround.

Cathy said...

Is Burgoyne surrounding Ringo Lake or is Ringo flooding Burgoyne? Quick! You’d best just finish them both up. Or you can send them to me, hehehe. They’re all gorgeous!

Mystic Quilter said...

I fear you may have developed a fetish for Burgoyne Surround!!! However, not to worry because you will have a wonderful quilt and things will return to normal!!

Judy said...

LOL Would you like me to enable you or should I just hush-up?

Ann said...

Too funny! And sadly, I hear my voice echoing your words.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those blocks look great and will be great in a big quilt! some of my quilts end up larger then I intend them to be and then some go the opposite I plan big and quite at baby size!

Libby in TN said...

And those are big blocks, too, if I remember correctly. Maybe two quilts?

Angie said...

Wow! Twenty Burgoynes! It's going to be a fabulous quilt!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Thanks for a good Sunday morning laugh! You must have really been enjoying making the Burgoyne blocks, so why not make a bunch?!

Ivani said...

LOL and the Burgoyne pile is growing. Maybe a King size ...who knows?

Louise SS said...

Thank you! It is nice to see that I am not the only one with quilt growing problems! 😂 I always fel like .... only a couple of more blocks and it will be twin size, then .... if I make a few more it will cover a larger bed .... then ..... and so on!
Your quilt will be gorgeous!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I need 2 more BS blocks for my quilt - feel free to make a couple in my blue colors. Or 9 more so I can make a bigger quilt. I won't argue. :)

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

ROFL!!! "I swear on a stack of Quilter's Newsletters...", Gayle, you are SEW lucky that I didn't have a sip of drink in my mouth when I read that!! I'd hate to have to try to track you down to buy me a new computer monitor. :P

Cathy said...

Hip, hip hooray!
All blocks and future blocks are looking marvelous!

Sally Trude said...

I am so pleased that you have made a start on a cat-themed burgoyne quilt. I look forward to seeing your progress on new ones.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Goodness this is really going to look amazing! I think it needs to be big, to get the real effect! Keep going! Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

Julie said...

You'll need to stick with sampler quilts - just one of every block needed. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, SNap, SHARE.

audrey said...

It's going to look amazing though! These kinds of quilts tend to feel like they take forever, but are generally very rewarding to see the finish up.:)

QuiltSwissy said...

That is funny! In my quilt room, I am listening to Bill OReilly’s Killing England about the American Revolutionary War. Bourgoyne was one of the generals on the English side. It is said that the block was a recreation of the battle plan. They have mentioned him a few times so far.