Monday, September 12, 2016

The Road to Heber Valley, Utah! "Road Home" Row-Along

Hello, and welcome to my stop along the "Road Home" Row-Along Blog Tour!


I'm happy to join 40 other wonderful quiltmakers and bloggers to give a little glimpse of our "Road Home" and share our patterns on this hop.


Marian @ Seams To Be Sew and Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy are hosting, and they've rounded up fabulous giveaways too!


Heber Valley is a beautiful mountain valley, nestled on the east side of the Wasatch range of the Rocky Mountains, about an hour from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. This is the view that greets me every time I come home.

Heber Valley, Utah
Surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and a river that runs through it, the Heber Valley is ideal for outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, biking, hiking, golfing, picnicking, off-roading and horseback riding to name a few.

Deer Creek Reservoir
In 2002, Heber Valley was host to the Winter Olympic Games at Soldier Hollow where all Cross Country skiing events were held. Skiing, tubing, snow-shoeing, ice-fishing and snowmobiling add to the appeal of this lovely, peaceful little valley in the winter.


Predominant over the valley is a picturesque mountain, Mt. Timpanogos.   If you look closely, you can see the silhouette of a sleeping Indian Maiden, with her hair cascading down as depicted in this pin from the Olympics.
Small-town community activities abound including an Outdoor Theatre, County Fair, world-class rodeo, a Farmer’s Market with weekly summer concerts, a Cowboy Poetry Festival and “Swiss Days” in the Fall.   Enjoy a hot air balloon ride (<check out the recent festival)...

I see quilts!
...Soak or scuba-dive in natural hot springs at the Homestead Crater, or take a picturesque train ride down the canyon on our famous old steam locomotive we lovingly call the “Heber Creeper” ('cause it goes so slow!), which, in days gone by, transported the most sheep in the nation. You may even be able to spot some wildlife (deer, elk, moose) that roam the area.

The "Heber Creeper"
LOL, looking back over my post, it sounds like a commercial for the Heber Chamber of Commerce or something!  And look what I found!  I think they made this VIDEO just for today's hop!


Doesn’t it make you want to come and visit? If you do happen to find yourself in the area, be sure to stop by! We'll head over to My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe in Midway, ride the Heber Creeper by the lake and see the leaves changing colors on the mountain, grab a shake at the Dairy Keen (home of the "train burger"), maybe even take a hot air balloon ride over the valley!

 However, if you can't come, you may enjoy making this row!

Click the button to download the pattern for a nominal fee.  The pattern includes all templates and full instructions over at my Etsy store:              ↓
Etsy Shop


Create the easy background setting, then peel-and-press the train and hot air balloons, ready for machine applique', my favorite technique!  Cut - press - stitch - done!  If you have trouble downloading the .zip file, send me a note via email and I'll send the patterns directly. deonn@quiltscapesqs.com.

With all the open areas, feel free to embellish as desired. Add a sun or sunset, some sunflowers in the foreground, wildlife or sheep on the hills, trees, maybe a little Victorian or Swiss house with quilts on the clothesline, etc. As far as fabric choices, don't be limited by the traditional! Let your imagination soar!

Thanks for dropping by!
 





Please visit my fellow blogging sisters for more free row patterns:
Alida @ Tweety Loves Quilting  Edinburgh, Scotland
Marian @ Seams To Be Sew  Idaho Falls, Idaho (she lives in Italy!)
Sharon @ Pine Valley Quilts  New Zealand
 
Click here for the Master List. You don't want to miss anyone!

106 comments:

Pauline said...

I love your row, and I really enjoyed reading about the history behind everything chosen to show in the row. Thank you for that information.
Pauline Perry
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Allie-oops Designs said...

Not only do you live in a beautiful place, you've made a beautiful row!! Thank you so much!

GranChris said...

Such a beautiful place to live. Your row is wonderful.

Béa said...

Very beautiful row, thank you.

WYO Di said...

So interesting to travel the world via blogs! To learn so much about different areas, is great. Wyoming has a "Sleeping Indian" mountain out of Jackson, much like yours.

Marian said...

Awesome row pattern Deonn, I remember this train ride like it was yesterday. Of course the area is gorgeous also and I hadn't realized that it hosted those skiing events during the Olympics, that was the same year we moved to Germany, almost a month prior to the Olympics starting. I had planned to attend many events as we only lived in San Diego back then and I had family in SLC, so it would have been real nice to just attend favorite events. Thank you for depicting Heber City, it's a real treat to see these lesser known cities come into the spotlight. :)

Pamela said...

What a wonderful row! I love the train!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful row! Your mountains remind me of growing up in Alaska. There is a mountain like your Mt. Timpanogos outside Anchorage called Sleeping Lady, which looks like it's name. Thanks for sharing your row, Awesome job!

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Sewgirl said...

What a beautiful row! I've been to Heber Valley before and ridden the Heber Creeper...and it does creep. Thanks for sharing such a lovely row!

Unknown said...

I love your row and your blog posting about your home. Such a beautiful place.

Betsy said...

I love your row. Lots of details

Betsy said...

I cannot download it, could you email it to me?
fiestagirl41@earthlink.net

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

A beautiful row for a beautiful place. Spent some time in Sal Lake City last time we were in the US. I think my husband would like this row. Being the train enthusiast he is.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

You live a gorgeous area Deonn, and you certainly conveyed that to us through your row!

Corrie said...

Your block is just perfect...what a beautiful scene and place to live.

Corrie said...

Your block is just perfect...what a beautiful scene and place to live.

Patty said...

Beautiful row. I just love the train.

Ariane said...

Your row is amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Stitchin At Home said...

What a beautiful row! Thank you.

Liz Horgan said...

Are you sure you don't work for the Chamber of Commerce?? Thanks for so much information about your part of the country. It looks beautiful--as does your row!

Karen said...

I love your tour of beautiful Heber Valley. I watched the video too. :-) I recognized some places and hope to get back for another visit some day.

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the great free row pattern. It is clear that you love the beauty of Heber Valley.

Little Quiltsong said...

Just LOVE your Road Home Row Along Block! Every year our family took the train to visit my grandparents, till my older brother was old enough to help drive the car - so this really brings back memories. Loved the video clip!

Jocelyn said...

Love your row block!

Chiska said...

Heber is one of my favorite places! It's a half way meeting point for my folks and my family. I love your block. It's going on my list of ones to make. Thank you!

Westend Quilter said...

Love this row and it's going on the 'bucket list' section of my quilt! I have distant relatives in Utah and the scenery is amazing! Thanks.

Karin said...

Beautiful row. I am sad that my kids and I missed the opportunity to ride the train when we were in Utah.

Monica said...

I worked for days trying to get a caboose on my row. Yours looks great.

Susan L. said...

Beautiful row! Such a unique design!

Joyce Carter said...

I love where you live! It is very beautiful and looks so peaceful. Your row goes so well with the scenery. Thank you for sharing.

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful row design, Deonn! Love the train and the hot air balloons. I enjoyed visiting and reading about Heber valley today. Thank you sew much for sharing ... :) Pat

DebraKay Neiman said...

I really love everything about this block. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's a great row. I especially like the hot air balloon AND the TRAIN!! Cool piece.

gpc said...

What a beautiful place! I've always wanted to visit the cowboy poetry event. :)

works4me said...

What a fabulous row. I am a fan of both steam locomotives and hot air balloons so this row hits a sweet spot.

Laurie W. said...

I love the train and the hot air balloon. Thanks!

Anna brown said...

Very nice row by row......Ty for sharing i love the train......... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

The hard part had to be deciding what to use!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the fabric you chose for the locomotive! Perfection! Thanks for the great row.

Lori Smanski said...

what an absolutely wonderful row. Such a cool place to go home to. so much to see and do. thanks for sharing.

bdieges said...

What a great row, love the pictures of your area, it is beautiful!

Fran said...

I love Utah, wonderful row, and great pictures and info about your area!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun. I've never been on a train or a hot air balloon. Maybe should add to my bucket list.

Calicojoan said...

Such a beautiful row for such beautiful country! Love the train and the hot air balloon!

Shasta Matova said...

Oh what a beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing it.

mumbird3 said...

Awesome row - love the locomotive and the fabric you choose for it!! Very nice!!!!

Catherine said...

Really nice pattern! Thanks for sharing. I loved Utah and spent a lot of time in the Heber area. The train is fabulous too. So glad l dropped by.

Carol S. said...

I absolutely love this row! I've seen the Heber Creeper but never rode on it. I'm thinking the train would look good in red. :O)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very pretty row. I think the train is definitely a favorite.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the row, Deonn. There's something about trains that always grab me. thanks so much for sharing

Frédérique said...

I love your row! Thank you for sharing, this is beautiful

Nancy said...

Very nice. I like the simplicity of making this row, yet it is great. Your ideas for further embellishment are appreciated. Heber Valley sounds like a nice place to spend some time.

@lutzcats said...

Super fun row, had to head to Craftsy first! WHO knew one could scuba dive in Utah? I know now, got me all happy!

Unknown said...

I like your row with the landscape very much. It 's realy nice. I gonna make it

Susan said...

Trains, mountains, hot air balloons and a quilt shop to boot--what could be better than that? I love your row. Very nicely done. Thanks for the pattern.

Susan said...

Gorgeous row - love the mountains and the train! Makes me want to go there!

tac73 said...

This looks like an awesome place to visit! Love your row.

Unknown said...

Wow! Thanks for the great post! Makes me more than a little homesick for the valley. ;D

quilter said...

Great row, love the balloon!
cork@pa.rr.com

Beth said...

Thanks for this design. It makes me think of my great Aunt Blanche, who spent some years in the Mt. Timp nursing home where they took good care of her.

Sarah@123quilt said...

What a gorgeous view of the mountains! Your row is lovely and it really captures the area. Great job!

Laura said...

Maybe you do sound like a representative for the Chamber...they should hire you! You make me want to visit your beautiful area!

Tonya Stewart said...

Cute train! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

MJ said...

I love your row! Especially love the train. I have grandsons that would love this somewhere in a quilt! Thank you

teachpany said...

I need to visit this valley. It's gorgeous. I love the train and other details in your row, too. Awesome job!

Laura said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos of your area and the interesting descriptions. Love the train row and will make for a friend whose husband is train crazy!

wendy said...

Beautiful pictures! Would love to do the balloon ride! Thanks so much!

rosemaryschild said...

How breath-taking, the place you call home, how lucky you are. Love your block! Thank you, Susan

Kathy H said...

What a great place to see and enjoy the quilt too. I don't see too many train quilts so I think this is extra cute.

JANET said...

Love this row block! I am a sucker for trains!

Kathy E. said...

I have visited SLC twice and totally agree on its beauty! My niece and a good friend live there, so I have more reasons to go back. Your row pattern is one I may use since my husband adores trains and we take a train ride on every trip we take.

LJ said...

How wonderful the Heber Valley sounds. Love all your pictures. Thank you for the row pattern - what's not to like about trains, mountains, hot air balloons?

Susan said...

Somehow, we've always missed your side of Mt. Timpanogos! The valley is beautiful, and it certainly DOES make me want to come visit! Your row is just perfect. Thank you.

SewDoUQuilt said...

What a great design. It makes me want to visit. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

WoolenSails said...

Love your design and my husband loves trains, this would be a wonderful piece to make for him.

Debbie

Lee said...

Love your design - I love trains and hot air balloons!!

Barb said...

I absolutely love your row with the train, mountains and hot air balloons! I have also learned so much by reading the information you provided and the beautiful pictures you used to illustrate! I do wish the link worked to the pattern so we might all enjoy this row. Can you look into that and fix it please? Thank you.

Quilt Kat said...

Beautiful design!

Needled Mom said...

We love the town of Heber. The valley is so stunning. Where is the photo of the vultures???? ;-)

Seacoast Quilter said...

I love your row. My dad was a steam train buff and I visited every one on the East coast as a child. What beautiful scenery you have! Thanks for all the photos.

Pamela said...

I love how the colors of the balloons pop! Your row is delightful!

Createology said...

Your Row is wonderful. I have been to Heber Valley several times and I love it. We are currently looking to sell our Northern California home so we can move to St. George. Utah has so much to offer. Embracing Quilting Bliss...even though I do not quilt...yet.

OhioLori said...

Love your Row! Heber Valley sounds Awesome & the pictures are Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing..& for free Row Pattern too! :D

Rina Mason said...

Your row is wonderful! My sister loves hot air balloons and trains so this row will be perfect as a wall hanging or pillow for her. Wish I could visit your state, it sounds beautiful.

lefuntz said...

What a beautiful place to live. And I love the train in your row. So will my grandson. Thank you!

Frédérique said...

I definitively love your row, your valley, and your mountains!
Hi from France ;)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--beautiful and inspiring scenery! It's always a thrill to see a balloon--love that you added them to your row!

legato1958 said...

Very cool block... love the mountains and hot air balloons!
Susie

Beth Strand said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the tour, too! Bethastrand@gmail.com

Linda said...

love the balloons!

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

Beautiful scenic row of the Herber Valley! Can't wait to do this one.

Anonymous said...

Your row is awesome! Love the train and hot air balloon!
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Frédérique said...

I love your row, and it would be the opportunity to try machine appliqué!

Pam K said...

I love machine applique! The area sounds beautiful I will have to visit some time soon!

Donna W said...

Thanks for sharing your row with us. Love the train!

Batiklvr said...

Love your row with the train & hot air balloons! Thanks.

Sally said...

I LOVE your row! (Best one so far!!) Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Rachell said...

Oh I love it! Yes, Heber Valley is a wonderful place, and I don't get up the canyon as often as I like. My boys love trains, so we definitely want to ride the Heber Creeper sometime.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

apple blossom said...

Love your road home block

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful block and the area it represents is beautiful also.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for a pretty row! It sounds like a great place to call home.

Marti M said...

Thanks for the cute row by row block.

Anonymous said...

Your row is on the top of my list! Great design!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Alice Ronne said...

Love your row and thanks for sharing! akronne17@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I love how your landscape row turned out. It's fun to see all the creations around the country.

Theresa said...

Your row is beautiful and so is the area you live!