Category Archives: Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish

Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 26

Not quite enough Burgoyne Surrounded blocks for a large quilt, so add some simple chain blocks and some Double Irish Chain alternative blocks.

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BSI Burgyne Surrounded by Irish 24 and 25

I had almost forgotten about this series, but remembered it in time to add it to the extended Irish weekend. The first design didn’t have any true Irish chain blocks, but this one has both Double Irish Chain and Single … Continue reading

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish 23

Burgoyne is surrounded by the Irish Chains in this design. Love the ‘missing’ blocks on each side.

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BSI 22

In this variation Burgoyne is almost surrounded, but the Irish have left some openings. Interesting design!

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Burgoyne Surrounded by Irish or BSI 21

Apart from the alternative corner in the bottom left corner, I like this one! I have added some sashing, sometimes contrast, some times matching the background, to spice up this series ….. and I am liking it. Also liking the … Continue reading

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BSI 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

This shows up the contrast between the blocks of Double Irish Chain and Burgoyne Surrounded, but it is not one of the best results of combining the two. (I deleted 15 because it was identical to 17) Like this one. … Continue reading

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BSI 14

Don’t the Burgoyne Surrounded blocks look dainty compared to the Irish Chain blocks? I still marvel at the complexity of the Burgoyne Surrounded block and think it is a great pity we know next to nothing about the person who … Continue reading

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BSI 13

Simply a nice quilt.

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BSI 12

Burgoyne Surrounded by blocks drafted on a different grid …… it’s not supposed to work, but I like it. The larger scale of the other blocks emphasises the delicate scale of Burgoyne Surrounded.

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BSI 11

I like this one! In real fabric I think I would make the Irish Chain blocks from lighter fabrics, but I love how the negative shapes in the outer row of blocks sort of run into the centre blocks.

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