A workshop dedicated to the traditional pattern Burgoyne Surrounded.
Burgoyne Surrounded is usually done in red, white, and blue - but don’t be afraid to try different colors. It would look great in “folk art” style colors. You might also try using printed fabrics - see what strikes your fancy! Contrast is the most important factor in selecting your fabrics.
The following yardages are for a 4 block (25 ½” x 25 ½”) throw quilt with a border of squares on point and two solid borders as shown above. . These are large blocks; the finished size will be approximately 60” square (the blocks plus a border or two.) These yardages have been “rounded up” a little, so you will be able to create different borders as desired.
Yardage & Supplies
- Red - Your center color (Burgoyne) - 1 ½ yds
- Blue - surrounds the red (the revolutionary troops) - 1 ½ yd
- White - the background - 4 yds
- Backing - 4 yards
- Binding - ½ yard
Remember you do not need to use the red, white, and blue color scheme – but you do need contrast between the 3 fabrics.
- Burgoyne Surrounded Pattern
- Sewing machine - in good working condition, with extra needles, bobbins etc... Bring the Manual for your machine
- ¼” foot
- Piecing Thread - a neutral tan or grey will work with most fabrics
- Your usual machine and hand sewing kits – scissors, ripper, etc.
- Marking tools
- Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat