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, October 29, 2006

Helping our American Heros

I am working with a group of quilters who make and give out quilts for our returning wounded soldiers, help is needed. So today I would like to ask each person who visits this blog to consider helping our wounded American Hero's, children of American Hero's and families of American Hero's.

Sue at American Hero quilts American Hero Quilts - Our Story is asking for help,


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This is from Sue Nebeker <http://www.american heroquilts. com> -
"there are so many wounded and so few quilts or tops coming in at the
moment. If you have the time to make a top, it would be greatly
loved and appreciated.

In addition I have sent out seven quilts in the last two weeks to
families who have young men who came back and killed themselves. I
have two military bases who have sent requests for quilts for
children and the numbers increase as I get them. I got a spread
sheet from Alaska of all the children and when I asked for
clarification of spelling on one of them she added three more names!

Even if you can just make a baby quilt, that would be fabulous."
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Also;
If you can only make a block or two, feel
free to and they will be added to other blocks and put into tops. If you can make blocks let me know at ...galynn92347@yahoo.com..... I will give you the address to send them to so they can be combine with other blocks into a top.

Please, please help if you can. If you can't make blocks or tops, but can donate money toward batting, Sue's address is on the website above. Sue is buying most of the batting with her own money, so even if you can send $10.00 to help with that what a wonderful help that would be.

Thank you in advance for any help that the Lord lays upon your heart.

Hugs
Gail

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pincushions

















Pincushions, do we ever have enough?

One day as I was eyeing an Altoides tin, I had a light bulb moment, the three pincushions here are made using the tins.

The top two made for exchanges. The green one is mine (it is green and pink that should be a dead give away, LOL).

The blue one was my first attempt, of this I made two, one went to my MIL and another to Connie on my CQI list. The black one also for a swap on CQI list. The crochet laces were done by my MIL and given to me because she had to many. These are fun and easy to make and a good way to reuse the tins.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Back to the pink and green block.
As I was cruisen about our webring
I saw on Jo of NZ blog instructions on how
to make 3-D sequins flowers
So here is my attempt at these fun flowers.
I think Jo's are much prettier in the red sequin, then these nearly clear ones.
The leaves are beautiful glass, and the vine is of hand-dyed cotton by Caron the Wildflower collection, color Autumn leaves.

Friday, October 20, 2006









To the bag I have added a
butterfly motif, the crystals
are the hot melt kind.



The bag is complete except for the top binding and shoulder strap.
The pretty pink beads on the bottom are a gift from Jill, a friend on
my CQI online group. I just need to find the right material for
a shoulder strap. I wasn't sure how to attach the strap, but saw
the solution while blogging the other day..........at Camille's Place
she has a heart purse featured and her strap attachment is just what
I needed.


Thursday, October 19, 2006





It was suggested in the class to put a vine around the center motif (silkie). My vine includes purchased organzia roses, 4mm SR lasy daisy leaves and DMC stem stitch

Also some fun buttons and purchased organzia foweres in purple. To her ear I added a heat set crystal.

The white seam treatment was just some goofing around with lazy daisys in white DMC floss and french knots.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Details for the upper left corner
of the bag. A simple buttonhole stitch
out of DMC floss. Next is some organzia ribbon
tacked down with hand dyed 4mm SR.
Third is again the buttonhole stitch,
topped with french knot buds and lazy daisy leaves.
The edge of the bag is trimmed in what else....but buttonhole (blanket) stitch.

Friday, October 13, 2006

What Season are you?

You Belong in Spring

Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...
You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.
Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!

I am a member of Yahoo list Crazy Quilting International (CQI). We have classes taught by list members. This class was for a pouch. This is the block I put together for the class. It is all in cottons in greens, pinks and purples.

My favorite color combo is green and pink. I also love green and purple together. The silkie is one I printed myself. A very lovely lady.

The time for hunting season has arrived, which is busy time here in our little town, I will try to keep up.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Lets see if I can post about the picture I posted earlier, blogger just doesn't like me today, my other blog is working fine..........hummmmm.

What I have shared below is a RR for my online list CQI, called Flight of Fancy a butterfly RR. My additions to the block are the silver ribbon, that I twisted and stitched a SR french knot on the twist.

The pink butterfly motif is hand dyed with kool-aid, should I add some beads?

RR details

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Susan tagged me

Several days back Susan tagged me. I see everyone being tagged and decided it would be fun to give my list. I don't know how weird these things are but here goes.

1. I live in a small 850 sq foot house built off the side off my DH shop. We do plan to build a larger home in the next few years....Lord willing and the money keep flowing.

2. DH, Kirk and I are homesteaders, well sort of....we still have all the modern day stuff, but we like to hunt (well he hunts) and grow our own food, I will be getting my chicken this next spring.
Want to see pictures of that small house and our homesteading in Wy, check out my other blog and the webshot pictures (you'll find quilting and CQ stuff , too). The links are at the right.

3. I love art, just about anything art.........my main fetish is quilting and stitching and I need to have fabric and thread in my hands each day.............unless I get caught up in reading, I have to limit my reading time because it will take over all else.

4. I love rocks, our hill here in Wy is covered in cool rocks and I collect them, I have a garden that is full of pink and green rocks (my favorite colors).

5. I don't think I am very weird, rather boring.................hum what is weird about me? I like to save things and see how I can use them in a different way.

Happy Sunday everyone

Comments for today

It seems there is a problem with the picture function on my blogger.............so I am sorry to say I can not post the picture I wanted to share. I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and that blogger can get this fixed for me.

You will notice that I have joined a web ring, I hope you all will find the button to the right and go and check out the sites there. If you think you would like to join the ring click on the join button and see what it is all about.

Happy stitching and enjoy the wonderful, colorful fall days.
Gail

Monday, October 02, 2006















Back to some CQ entries.

First we have a row of rose bouquets, at least that is what they look like to me. Made of straight stitches, lazy daisy, and french knots.

Next, oh how do I describe the design. The first time I did this design it represented grape clusters, now they are like fuchsias. Outline stitch, lazy daisy, straight stitch and french knots.

I haven't done any stitching in about 2 weeks, I hope I get the bug back soon.