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

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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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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Computer Carry Bag

Computer Carry Bag


I have been threatening to make a bag to carry our computers in while on trips, for a long time.

It took a while to find one I really liked, I shopped for a ready made bag.
Not really anything out there that suited my fancy.
Then I came upon a class on Craftsy.com 
by Annie Unrein  called
and really liked how she constructed her bags so I explored her
website  @  Byannie.com  www.byannie.com  
and found just what I was looking for.  

Executive Carryalls 2.0
Annie carries all the supplies to make her bags except your fabric of choice.

Below is my bag.


Here are some details and the pattern is full of nice 
details including zippers, pockets, no raw seams and more.

A nice large zippered pocket on the inside, 
a sleeve in the bottom to put in something to stabilize the bottom
of the bag, we choose a piece of plywood (of course 
what else would we use with a wood shop). 

Another pocket on the other side, nice for all kinds of
accessories.  See the finished seams.

Nicely padded on the carry strap.  Three layers thick.

Handles, strong with webbing inside.
Double zipper closure.

Adjustable carry strap and really nice hardware.

Back pocket, as well as a strap for looping over a suit case handle.

Two front pockets, one with a zipper.

The bag stands up on it's own because of the liner 
Annie suggests using, called Soft and Stable.
Great stuff and easy to work with.


I decided after the bag was constructed to add our monogram.
I should have done that before construction, to thick to hoop.
So instead I made a patch using left over pieces (which were not many)


Here is the completed bag.

This is not a fast project, but a well thought out pattern
that I am very happy with.

Thank you Annie  @ byannie.com for a great pattern
and quality supplies. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Leather Quilting

Quilting in Leather


I have been interested in learning to quilt and embroider on leather 
for a while now.  When I found an artist teaching this
techniques online I just had to give it a try.


The class Cathy had open is called Goddess

I made a few changes to my piece from her original.  
Instead of a face I choose to put my flowers in a pot.
After quilting on my Nolting long arm I began the dyeing process
All of the steps took quite a bit of time.

A bit further on the dyeing, sure makes the design pop


Here is my completed rendition.

"Leather Blooms"

As well as the brown dye of the original I wanted 
color, so took my ink pens to it.  
Also adding crystals for a little more bling
.

 Some close ups of the detail follow.


 Inking and crystals.




Hung in the stair well leading up to my studio.


Now I am considering what to do next in leather.

It was easy to do.
  I enjoy using this different material 
as well as the dyes and inks. 

Cathy has other great designs to try
or perhaps I will design something of my own.

























Friday, August 18, 2017

Applique Baby Quilt

Rock-A-Bye Rainbow Baby Quilt



I was asked to make this quilt.  
It is such a cute quilt, all done with raw edge applique.
Here is my rendition as I began to place all
the pieces where they go.  

 Adding the details, cute applique eyes and embroidered smile on the sun.
A butterfly enjoying the suns warmth.
Bright rainbow colors color the sky of blue.

Baby left by the stork and small woodland creatures looking
after her.  

 Another butterfly, fluttering by, while a baby duck swims in the pond.

 A pair of love birds in a tree.

All of the elements are blanket stitched, with embroidery details.

 Baby has removable diaper, and hand embroidered details.

A closer look at the butterfly.

Hand embroidered details, french knot eyes.

Machine embroidery making this little Ava's quilt.

Baby needed a pink bow.  

And finally a binding of many colors.
I hope Ava will like her quilt.  
A gift from her grandma, Pat.  
That I was privileged to make.


Thursday, August 03, 2017

Rifle Case

Rifle Case


Kirk has been asking me to make him a rifle case.

It took a while to find the right materials, mainly the "batting".

So we gathered the oil skin, and Annie's soft and stable.

Next came the design, how to quilt it.  Embroidery or not.
Once we decided on cross hatching and embroidery designs
WE began.

After loading the flannel backing, soft and stable and oil cloth on the longarm,
I started teaching Kirk to quilt.  

 We had to come up with a few ways to do things, like putting a spine
down the back of the case, and how to get that nice and straight.
Since my machine is old and does not have channel lock, Kirk came
up with a block and clamping solution.  So we got the nice straight lines.

Next, I did not own a 30 degree ruler, so he made one out of wood
He then ordered acrylic material so he could make a clear ruler to do this.
Here you see the wood ruler.  It was a bit thick for the machine but 
worked anyway. 
After the first run,  I began the second run creating the diamonds
All this a learning and creating process.
 The completed cross hatching work for the first case.
That wood ruler worked pretty good.  ☺

Then on to the embroidery machine to add the embroidery
 Thank goodness for Mighty Hoops, I never would have been
able to hoop this with my standard machine hoops. 
 I love those hoops.

The completed rifle case after adding zipper and handles.
Trying out two different embroidery designs.

 Interior lined with flannel to cuddle the rifle.
 Embroidery close up.  


Three more rifle cases to come, they will be up for sale.
If interested let me know.
They will be $150.00
These can be special ordered.

Have a blessed day and thank you for visiting
Big Horn Mountain Creations.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Jasmine Star - Quilting

Jasmine Star Quilt

Quilting

Quilting has begun on the Jasmine Star.
This is the outer most border.
Out lining the floral and leaf designs.
 Using burgundy on the flowers and green on the leaves.
 Took a whole day to do one side of this
king top, and began the flowers.  
Like how it is looking.
BUT a lot of work.
 Not sure yet what I will do in the middle.
Stitch in the ditch for sure.
Design, guess it will evolve. 

Two weeks to get it done, so it can go in the show.
Wish me luck.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jasmine Star Quilt

Jasmine Star Quilt

Update

Center of top completed.
 Working on 24 star blocks
for the outer border.
 The star blocks are done, I am not good at 
doing the same thing over and over, so these 
took awhile.  Below; one of the corners
that go around the center.  These went together fast.
 Top is nearly done.
To big to fit on my design wall so 
here it is on our king bed.
So pretty.
2 more borders to add then onto
the quilting. 
Wish I could get a better picture, 
will have to wait until it is hung up at the quilt show.
A lot of great quilting opportunities here.

I am putting this up for sale, 
so if anyone is interested let me know.