Welcome to Big Horn Mountain Creations and Quilting......Quilt Stylist

Welcome to Big Horn Mountain Creations, Quilting and Embroidery.
Custom quilts and embroidery, also longarm quilting service. No two quilts alike, made especially for you. Feel free to contact me if you want a special work of art for yourself.
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Camo Quilt on the Longarm

Camo Quilt

on the longarm

Seems like it has taken so long, but it is finally there
The camo quilt for Marla is on the longarm machine
ready to begin quilting.  Yippee!!

A few issues with embroidery for the back of the quilt,
all resolved now, so we can move on to the second to the last step
in the creation of this beautiful quilt.





 Embroidered Marla's name on the front just a bit ago.
 Now on to the quilting process.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Studio Update

Updates from my Studio

  Wow!  Things have been busy.   Quick update

Working on constructing the Taz quilt top


Back of the Camo quilt.

Towel set for a customer

 Quilt, quilted for Marylou.


 close up of quilting I added to Marylou's quilt top




 Back of quilt.

Yes, as I said a quick update.  

God Bless.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Quilting-the process

Quilting

The Process

Taz quilt

I was going to show you the finished top 
for the White Camo quilt, but I have changed my mine
it is a woman prerogative or so they say.
Instead I'd like to bring you up to speed on the Taz quilt.
I thought a process post was in order.  

My fabric choices for this quilt
The brown has been changed to black, 
the star fabric is for the backing.
The red/pink is for an accent on the binding, 
blocks will be black, white, blue and Taz.
There are a lot of pieces to the block, which is 8 inches finished, 
and there will be 100 of them.
The main block (which you will see in a minute) is 6 inches,
to which we add flying geese.
The white square is 2.5 inches, there are 400
The black square is 2 7/8 inches, also 400
which are then cut into triangles, half square triangles (HST) in quiltease.
Each of the white squares will receive two half square triangles.

First HST being put on,  times 400

Now adding the second HST,  again times 400
By adding the HST we create the unit next to the Taz square,
 each block will get 4 of these units,
one on each side.
 You can see two that are centered and pinned in place on the upper block.


The group I am working on today, along with the remaining blocks
to be done, folded and pressed to make centering lines.

Summery, upper left..flying geese to be constructed and center blocks
center right......finished blocks
bottom......blocks ready to receive first set of flying geese.

I was considering how many times these blocks and their components are handled
by the time they become blocks that are ready to be put into rows and thus a quilt top.
Pretty amazing really,
15 times
@ 100 blocks, that is alot of handling.

Here are the embroidery designs for this quilt.




Ok, back to work, hope you enjoyed seeing some of the process.
One never realizes the steps involved in creating things, I am always amazed,
so figure you might enjoy seeing "how its made"

God Bless

Friday, June 06, 2014

Quilting

Quilting

White Camo

Oh my goodness, I did not realize so much time had passed 
since my last post...it's June already???
We have been so busy and I have been helping DH with
some of his work.  
We just got back from a trip of 7 days and the yard looked
like a jungle so I spent the last 2 1/2 days making my way through 
the weeds and grass, about 2 more days to go but I am
sewing and blogging this afternoon, the weeds will still be there tomorrow.

I was able to get alot done on our trip, since I spent several days in the trailer
while others were out working the track/race.  Thank goodness for the 
person who invented generators.  I got the White Camo quilt top done all except the last
border.

Let me recap a little, with a couple pictures of some of the 
embroidery.  
The blocks are 12 inches, with a border of 1 inch in the brown.
There are other designs, which I will show you next.


As I mentioned I spent several days in our trailer sewing, that was my
work while others were out working the race.
Here you can see my sewing area (working on the Taz quilt blocks here)
and outside my window some of the winners checking into their check point.
Who knew I would have a front row seat. 
Working in the trailer was perfect and I got alot done.
There are 30 blocks in this quilt and they are put together with the green sashing.
I really like the green and brown combo.
The sashings are 1 inch wide.


Some detail shots.....sorry these are not great, my camera is
not the best, though I thought it would be when I bought it, wondering
if a phone might do a better job, I have seen some great 
pictures taken with phones.  



 This picture (below) is pretty cool.  There is a company (online) that 
will make you fabric, it is called Spoonflower.  This is a picture 
Terry sent me that he wants included in these quilts and I sent
it off and had this printed onto beautiful cotton fabric.  
So what do you think?  Cool?
I love it and ordered up some yardage, it would be fun to
create my own designs....something for my bucket list.


 Ok, better get sewing...working the Taz quilt, will 
post about it in a day or two.

May God Bless and Keep you. 














Sunday, April 27, 2014

Camo & Taz

Camo & Taz

I have been asked by a friend to make some quilts
I made him one for his wife before Christmas
and they loved it so much that they have
asked me to make 4 more.
Thank you Terry and Billie for your trust and
the honor of making these for you.
The first two quilts are in the works now.

Taz and South Park are themes for one of  the quilts.
Believe it or not it is hard to find Taz fabric,
I did find a small piece (1 1/2 yards) so
we will be adding these fabrics.
The star fabric is for the back of the quilt.
The Taz, blue, cream, pink (just a small amount) and
black (not the brown) are for the front.
I have found some embroidery designs for both
theme ideas to add to it as well.
I will share those at another time.  

 Next up is the Camo quilt, theme is hunting.
I found this white camo fabric and am in love with it, 
to the point I bought some for myself.
The backing fabric is the tree print on the right.
the blocks will be the camo, bordered in brown and then green
I have removed the cream color from the pile.
I really like this combo.
After many hours of shopping (for fabric and embroidery designs)
I found some designs I really like and hope the T&B will like them also
Here is one and the test stitch out
isn't he great?
Terry always wants eagles and flags,
I love this combination.
This camo quilt is about hunting deer and bore hogs
here is one of the deer designs and its
test stitch out.  I have been lucky enough to find
some well done designs.

As I am typing this out, a design is stitching out on the embroidery
machine.  I will have more to share in a day or two.

I spent this morning deciding just how the Taz quilt will be designed
and figuring yardage.  It is up next for cutting and sewing.

Have a blessed Sunday.

AND

Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter

Samantha!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Book Tote & Lunch Bag

Book Tote & Lunch Bag


Two more projects complete
First a Book/Computer Tote
second
A in the hoop Lunch bag.

First the tote, 
the inside pockets, a set for both sides.

 The completed tote, made from wool jackets
from the thrift store, washed and dried to felt.
This tote will go to my daughters mentor teacher, for helping her through
her student teaching, her last semester of college.

Next, for my daughter
a lunch bag she requested.
This is an in the hoop project.
Project Tutorial 
 In the hoop means all parts to the project are made on the embroidery machine
Here the sides are made, placing the lining on the back side
of the hoop (with spray adhesive) then
turning it back over and placing the batting, then the 
outside fabric.  Sew this out.  It quilts it, sews all the edges and
the circle, after each part is trimmed.

 The little snowman marks where the second side will be placed
see the next picture as the second side is partly sewn out.

 

This is the flap, outside fabric

 Lining

 Lining of the side pieces (on the underside of the hoop)
 After making 4 sides, the flap and front and back panels, 
time to sew it together again done on the embroidery machine.
 The finished lunch bag.  
To cute.
 Inside, with one pocket.
Enjoy Sis

Monday, March 10, 2014

Check Book Cover- In the Hoop

Check Book Cover

In the hoop project.
Design by
AnitaGoodDesigns

 Adding personalization
This was suppose to be an ID holder, did not want 
that so insred of cutting out the window, I put in my initials.



 Next to make the parts
all parts are made in the hoop on the machine

 First stitch the outline
the lay on the fabrics and let the machine work

 

 Then put on the ID holder


 Another part stitching out, this is the lining.


 I won't bore you with all the parts being stitched out
here is the completed 
checkbook cover

 The back
 The inside

Next up...a lunch bag
also a pincushion

Cute isn't it?