Monday, May 18, 2015

Blogger's quilt festival--Burgoyne Surrounded

Hello friends!  Today I am taking the plunge and entering a quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  I've never done this before, so I'm a little nervous about it, but I do love the quilts I'm entering, so it can't be that scary, right?

If this is your first time visiting, welcome! My name is Mari (rhymes with sorry) and I am a college professor who usually has some stray threads stuck to her somewhere, even when I'm in class.  I love sewing of all types (except hemming, really) and generally spend time every day sewing, or at least planning to sew. I love traditional patterns, especially when they're given a modern spin.

Here is my entry for the large quilts category:

I love this quilt! This is Burgoyne Surrounded by Snow, made from a traditional block pattern using my stash of 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inch solid scraps.

As you can see, I finished this quilt a few months ago when we still had snow on the ground.  My quilt took forever to piece because of the individually cut squares.  The blocks are about 15 inches square, with pieced sashings to complete the pattern.  The whole quilt ended up at about 85 by 85.

Burgoyne Surrounded by Snow was long arm quilted in a traditional feather pattern and I bound it in a solid orange, mainly because I had enough of the solid orange already on hand.  I love the juxtaposition of the traditional pattern and the modern colors. This quilt is now on display in my family room and I can personally attest to its coziness.

Hope you all are enjoying the virtual quilt festival.  Happy sewing, everyone!


  1. I love this pattern! And great color choices and quilting!

  2. A beautiful quilt! And I love the name, too.

  3. This is beautiful although I would be overwhelmed with so many little pieces and the large amount of background to be quilted.

  4. What a great quilt. I'm with you, love the traditional patterns with a modern twist. This looks amazing in solids. Love your quilting.

  5. The bright solids really give this quilt a modern twist. It really feels like spring.

  6. So striking and happy! I love all of the color contrasted with the Snow. Beautiful work!

  7. I love it!!! I'm so glad you decided to enter a quilt in the festival, otherwise I would have missed it ;-) So nice to discover other blogs through the Blogger's Quilt Festival.


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