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!