My One Monthly goal was to finish one Burgoyne Surrounded block. And here it is.
I planned that this block would be scrappy but decided I should choose a consistent color in each block for either the X or the circle. (If I make more.) After consideration, it became the X. If I make more, each X will be a different color but the fabrics will be similar. I like this block better in person than in this photo. Anyway, it seems to me that the colors (against the light background) carry the pattern whether it's scrappy or consistent. And I think the scrappy lights will carry the interest, especially on close inspection.
I like the 15" size --only 2 seams are longer than 5½"-- but I've found the larger the block, the fewer the size options for a finished quilt. With a 15" block, a quilt can be 30", 45", 60", 75", or 90" wide, etc., without sashing measurements added. But, of course, a border could alter that measurement, too.
Will I make more? Probably. I think cutting takes more time than sewing. I already have a few pieces cut, and I have more scraps....
I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal June Finish-up Link-up at Elm Street Quilts. Thanks for hosting, Patty.