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.
Grab a cuppa and enjoy the quilts.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Retreat Time

Time for a Quilt Retreat

Retreat time
Spending time in the mountains
and sewing for hours upon hours upon hours.
 Our surroundings at Sunlight Retreat grounds.
Early morning sunshine
 Viewed from our porch
3 days of sewing, chatting, eating and more sewing
the Winnie the Pooh quilt top.....done

 Eagle Camo quilt top, ready for the long arm
 Close up of sections of the scenes
 another scene
 Black bear for Kirk, ready for the longarm
 And finally, the Ruffled Roses quilt top is done,
it only took 4 years, but it is done.  Next it will be longarm time, 
but after the others are done, as this one will take extra
time to do.
Very productive weekend to say the least.

More updates to come on each as they get quilted and 
all final details are completed.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quilt Teasers-Eagle Camo & Pooh

Eagle Camo



Fussy cut blocks for the Pooh quilt.
 What is fussy cut?  Cutting holes in yardage of fabric to get
a special element.
 Fussy cutting leaves fabric with many holes in it.
 3 of the 4 colors that will be going with the fussy cut Pooh blocks.

And two elements that will be included in the Eagle Camo quilt.

 These are both Willow Bend designs 

Monday, September 08, 2014



for Tristan

One of my grand children made a special request
How could Nana say anything but yes.  

So he asked for a black fleece robe
he also has asked for his name on it but that will
wait until he visits so we can do that together
at the embroidery machine.

Finished it today.
It is very snugly.

 Some detail.
Have had 3 more requests for robes
Looks like a robe type of year
shaping up.
 It turned out really well.
Will have to share it again once we 
monogram it.   
With Tristan wearing it.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

New Quilts - Fabric Preview

New Quilts

Fabric Preview for Pooh


Eagle Camo

 Base fabric for the new Pooh quilt, other fabrics will 
go with all the colors seen here.

Next we have what we will call Eagle Camo
 Here are some larger pictures of each
a beautiful green
 a steely grey blue, green and black
 and the main fabric, eagles in tans and cream
Details to come.
Fabric washed and ironed, cutting to commence.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Taz Quilt Completed

Taz Quilt Done

Happy to say the Taz quilt is done
I was not sure along the way if I would like the results
It turned out better then I expected
in fact
I like it!

Now for some final highlights.
The center was kicked up a notch with the 
addition of two borders, one in a bright fushia, and
the other in the blue of the blocks.   It really made a huge difference.
 The label embroidered
 Adding one of the elements to the backing of the quilt
 Picture of Erin and Brooklyn printed out.
 On the long arm at last, ready to begin quilting.
 Quilting underway, using a variegated 4 tone blue thread.
 Another look at the quilt on the longarm.
 Here you are looking at the reflection of the back of the quilt
in mirrors that are under the quilt as it is on the long arm.
You are seeing another element on the back of the quilt, an
embroidered eagle. 
 Close up of one of the embroidered and quilted blocks
 Erin and Brooklyn's embroidered name block being quilted.
 Picture block added to the quilt and quilted.
 To the borders I also added a flange trim and the binding.  
I am happy with this quilt and hope it's new owners will be also.
I call this quilt finished.

Next up is a POOH quilt and a Hunting quilt.
and a special request 
bathrobe for one of my grandsons
stay tuned.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Taz Quilt

Taz Quilt

Update-and few other things

Work on the Taz quilt is progressing, slowly.
Was able to concentrate on it today.
This is where we are so far.
Two rows sewn together the bottom one is next
I thought I'd share some more of the process with you in the 
pictures below.
This is one of those patterns that has a bunch of places to match up.
Matching the diamond shapes goes something like this
place a pin in the upper most corner of this stitching
 push it through to the other side and then into the upper most part of 
the diamond you have behind it (right sides together)
 this will/should line the points up nicely
  and should come out in the same place on the second block,
if not try again.


Now secure the two blocks together like this.
Next we need to work on the corners that will form a 4 patch.  
Starting with the left seems, aline them, like this
 place a pin right next to the seems so they won't move
 move to the center seems and do the same
you will note I have these seems pressed open instead of to one side
this is to reduce bulk and it really does help.
 then on to the right side.....repeat.
 all nicely pinned to help speed up the sewing.
with 8 blocks across, you will be pinning 5 spots per block
 press the seems open like this after sewing the long seem together.
The results, two rows down 6 to go.
A few other things that have been created
a set of pillow cases for my son

that glow in the dark......:)
 three sets of towels
 (I let one get away without pictures)

 and the label for the Camo quilt
 also the embroidery for the back of the quilt

Seems like it has been a long time since I have posted....
and it has, but I have been busy, getting things done.

The last bit is still to be done on the Camo quilt, it is taking time, 
I  am sewing down the binding by hand and I can't do a lot at
once, my hand cramps up pretty quickly anymore.  I need to find
a machine binding I like, but as of yet, I have not.

God's blessings to all.