This recent finish started out as a mystery! My friend, Louise Pankiewicz, taught a mystery workshop at our weekend retreat in March. She's a great teacher and pretty sneaky! Burgoyne Surrounded is a complicated block, and one that I might not choose on my own. It was a brilliant idea to turn it into a mystery. It's not so bad, one step at a time.
With all the cutting done in advance, I was able to complete the top in a day.
This is the quilt I was working on when I sliced my thumb with the rotary cutter and ended up in the emergency room. That one drop of blood came out easily with some hydrogen peroxide. I usually trim with scissors after basting. I don't know what made me grab the rotary cutter that night.
I went to a Modern Quilt Guild meeting in early July and realized I didn't have any completed projects for show & tell. So I came home and quilted this pretty top.
The backing is a beautiful V&Co Simply Color print that I've had for a while.
The binding had to be scrappy. I dug through my bin of leftover bindings and found plenty of blues and greens. I'm happy to have this sweet quilt finished.
If you're curious about the history of Burgoyne Surrounded, click here. I grew up in upstate New York, and I have visited the Saratoga Battlefield several times. It's a beautiful location on the Hudson River.
39" X 57"