We’ve Got Em Surrounded!

On October 17, 1777, British General John Burgoyne was surrounded and surrendered in the Battle of Saratoga.  This was said to be the turning point of the American Revolution.  The Burgoyne Surrounded quilt pattern symbolically represents the event of the Americans circling around the British and breaking through the British lines.  “Surrounded by Scraps” is an adaptation of the this old traditional pattern.  So……. Congratulations!  You have persisted……..broken through heaps of scraps…….and you won!  Some of you whined about all the little pieces (ahem). Listen.  This was easy peasy….no flying geese, no points, no weird angles or curves and no set on point!   But, I hope you have had fun on this journey with me.  Thank you all for your comments, your pictures on Facebook, your encouragement and your dedication to taming that growing scrap pile!  Ok, down to business!!  Let’s get this bad boy put together!  Here is the last clue:

Surrounded by Scraps  –  Clue #4

 Using the sections below, sew one to opposite sides of each of the 12 (20) center squares.

Sew the remaining sections below as shown.  You should have 24 (40) when finished.

Place one section on top and bottom of the center section and sew together to make 12 (20) blocks.

Lay blocks out side by side.  Sew together using 1 1/2″ x 17″ sashing pieces and the remaining 1 1/2″ colored squares for cornerstones.  You should have enough background fabric to make a 5″ border.  I’m thinking that I’m going to make….OH NO!!!!…..more silly little nine patches to make my border wider so that has more drop for my bed.  AND I’ll probably need ANOTHER boat load of 1 1/2″ squares for that!

Since my backyard is still a muddy mess and I have no place to display my quilt with decent lighting, I laid it out on the last snowfall that we had so you could see the reveal.   I look forward to seeing yours on Facebook  –  MakingScrappyQuiltsWithCharlotte.  If you haven’t joined yet…..come see!  I’d love to see your progress and posts!  So until next time………..Happy Quilting!


Please feel free to direct others to this website for the information and clues. 


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  • Gretchen Weaver
    April 12, 2017

    Your quilt is beautiful! I’ve always wanted to make a Burgoyne Surround, maybe I will someday.

  • Jan
    April 12, 2017

    Wow Wow WOW! I LOVE IT!

  • Pratima
    April 13, 2017

    Wonderful jewel like quilt, stunningly beautiful with dark background and sparkling squares, Charlotte! Thank you very much for everything! Very grateful for your efforts in putting this fun quilt along for us. Happy Spring 🙂

  • Laura White
    April 14, 2017

    This was a fun and easy quilt to make. Maybe I ‘ll do it again with a dark background. Thanks for the mystery!

  • Colleen
    April 14, 2017

    I didn’t sew along with you this time, but I’ll have to bookmark this one for future reference. It looks great!

  • Susan Nixon
    April 15, 2017

    I would never have imagined that block could look so fabulous in scraps, and I’m a scrap quilter!

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