Category Archives: Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish

Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 41

  I like it! In this series I have mixed assorted Irish Chain blocks with Burgoyne Surrounded blocks. Interesting mix.        

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Burgoyne Surrounded by the Irish 39 and 40

Yesterday I said I should have added Triple Irish chain blocks to this series. So now I have! And I think they work quite well together!

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Burgoyne Surrounded by the Irish 36, 37 and 38

I introduced the chain style block because I thought it would be useful to open up spaces between Double Irish Chain blocks. It has proved so useful it has pushed the Irish Chain blocks out of the picture altogether. At … Continue reading

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 35

Some intricate piecing for eight of the blocks (small pieces but all square or rectangular), then some pretty simple blocks for the other seventeen blocks.

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 34

I like it … not a design I can imagine making up, but interesting anyway. (Though there isn’t actually an Irish Chain block in this one.)

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Burgoyne surrounded by Irish 32 and 33

This design really shows the contrast between Double Irish Chain and Burgoyne Surrounded … one looks like a lead weight, the other looks like a bit of lace! Makes an interesting mix! There isn’t actually any Irish Chain blocks in … Continue reading

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Burgoyne surrounded by Irish 31

Looks like the Irish have the numbers in this one. But a Burgoyne Surrounded block is in the feature position.

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 30

Burgoyne surrounded by Irish surrounded by Burgoyne surrounded by Irish! (Sounds like some Irish blarney!) PS Visit Barbara Brackman to see some real Irish Chains

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 28

Almost lacy! Burgoyne is surrounded, but not by Irish … but a block which is useful to mix with the Irish Chain blocks. Could be made with scrappy darks and a plain light.

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 27

Interesting. There are some single Irish Chain blocks, some Burgoyne Surrounded, some of the alternate blocks used in Double Irish Chain … and a heap of the rogue chain like block I introduced to the mix. I am starting to … Continue reading

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