Thursday, May 4, 2017

This Quilt Could Be Yours!

Ready for a "Quilty Adventure"??

"Quilty Adventures" by Deonn Stott, 43" x 53" Lap Quilt/Wall Hanging
made by Deonn Stott & Debbie Proctor
For years I've participated in the annual Design Challenge, sponsored by Riley Blake Designs for HMQS.  That show has new owners and a new name, UQSM.  The challenge was continued and I jumped on the band wagon (and other moving vehicles, as it turned out!).

I experimented with grid interfacing, just to see if I could get a dimensional effect on the hot air balloon by taking incrementally larger seams toward the outside of the balloon.

I gave it a good effort--not perfect, but I will be trying it again some time soon.  Paired with my Heber Valley scene, it creates a nice little "Quilty Adventure".

Love the fabrics for the challenge, Meadow Sweets by Jill Finley (Jillily Studios) for Riley Blake Designs.  So sweet!

I had just a few hours to quilt and machine-bind before leaving on an unexpected week-long trip, so again, not perfect, but it turned out fun.  I would like to have added more details and embellishments,but as it was, I finished the hand-stitching somewhere on a bus in Connecticut and mailed it back to Utah by the deadline. *Ü*

This quilt, along with 27 others, will be sold at auction at the end of the show to benefit this year's charity, Sew Much Hope.  The company takes old working mechanical sewing machines, and retro-fits them to a hand-crank or treadle, than donates the machines to refugees here in the US or Third World countries.  If you'd like a crack at it, just come to the auction on Saturday!

Update:  So pleased that the sale of this sweet little quilt contributed  $300 to Sew Much Hope!


  1. what a great quilt I am sure there will be plenty bidding for this one, and such a good idea re the machines used to love using a treadle machine but think a hand crank would not suit me need both hands on my fabric these days

  2. wow. thank you. i'm looking forward to trying this . have a nice day. Check for essay writing service reviews


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