Another Rainy Day Project

Donna Royson renewed my interest in Eleanor Burns after she became a certified Quilt In A Day Instructor.  Donna represents the brand very well.  She even has a humor about her similar to Ms. Burns.

Part of my renewal includes a setting on my DVR to record episodes of Quilt In A Day anytime they are broadcast.  The show airs on 345 RFDTV on Direct TV.  It does not matter to me that the episodes were originally broadcast many years ago.

Quick Quarter Quilts aired November 5th.  An assortment of recorded programs played in the background while I worked on Maridee’s quilt.  Eleanor suggested fat quarters.  She did explain how you could use ¼ ‘ cuts, if you were without fat quarters.

Eleanor, did you say fat quarters?  Into my stash I went and came out with a package of Tonga Treats, 12 color coordinated fat quarters.  This quilt will finish at 44X52, perfect for the Ronald McDonald House.  And I’m checking off another project for Aby Dolinger’s Fat Quarter Challenge.  Thank you, Eleanor!

The two border fabrics were selected and ready to press, but then I went to a guild meeting.  Cindy Williams, quilter, not actress, was our speaker.  No way can I put plain borders on this quilt.  I need to put her teachings in to practice.

First opportunity available, the graph paper and colored pencils are out, drafting ideas for borders.  Anyone that attended the program have a suggestion?


This quilt literally went together in a few hours.


3 thoughts on “Another Rainy Day Project

    • scstephquilts says:

      The pattern is in Eleanor Burns book, “Quick Quarter Quilts.” I really don’t want to sell my book, which I am sure you can find on her website, eBay, Amazon, etc. You will find great “free” charity quilt patterns on and Project Linus is a wonderful charity to sew for and I know they greatly appreciate what you do for them.


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