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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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Butterfly RR - Cher's block

Cher's butterfly RR block with additions of others.

I love the large butterfly here, it is so enchanting and just kept drawing
my attention.

My additions
include a handdyed
butterfly motif.
Lazy dasiy butterfly
and bead seam
treatments. A
beautiful block for sure.

Monday, November 27, 2006

You Are Strawberry Ice Cream

A bit shy and sensitive, you are sweet to the core.
You often find yourself on the outside looking in.
Insightful and pensive, you really understand how the world works.

You are most compatible with chocolate chip ice cream.
What Flavor Ice Cream Are You?

This is interesting, I don't even like strawberry ice cream, well not store bought strawberry ice cream, I do like homemade strawberry ice cream........LOL.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Welcome to my new Etsy Shop

I have decided to open an Etsy shop. My shop BigHornMountainCreations will feature my soaps and bath creations, quilts, crazy quilting and other items. I will also feature work my husband Kirk does.

I only have 2 items up right now and hope you'll go check it out. I will keep you informed when I add new items. I will add more items shortly.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

May your day be filled with the closeness of family and friends, what else is there really, that IS what life is about. May you find your heart overflowing with thankfulness.

My list of things I am thankful for

My Lord and my faith
My husband
My children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Our health, home and life comforts
Our country, soldiers and their families.
Blue skies, sunshine, rain, snow,
trees, flowers, gardens and God's gentle creatures.
Fabric, thread, beads, and all things pretty and soft.
Food.............except liver.
and the list can go on and on but I don't want to lose you.

I praise God and am thankful for all the good/beautiful things in this life and even for the bad/ugly things as it helps me appreciate the good things even more.

God Bless you all,

Monday, November 20, 2006

Pink and Green Block

This is the final part for this block. I took my cue from the fabric and added beads to the center.
I have decided not to add anything to the smaller patches around the edge. I also added a button butterfly to the stem of flowers on the right.

Here is the whole block.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Circles squared X88 = ??

Here is the quilt I was telling you about. This is from Fon's & Porter's Magazine
September/October 2006 issue page 62 and is called Peek-a-boo, designed by
Liz Porter.

I decided to do mine in all shades of pinks and greens, for my only granddaughter,
Destiny, she is all about pink. Below is a view of the back of the quilt.

Here is the front. Now this is only half done. It has not been a hard quilt, but I don't think I will do it again, because I don't like alot of repetition and this has definitely been that and only about 40 more circles to go, sigh................

I would like to thank everyone for the kind comments on my work, I love working with fabric and thread.

This morning I did some playing with soap again, this time I am trying to make a opal jem. Once it sets up and I cut it into a shape if it is what I think it should be I'll post it.

I am thinking on opening an Etsy shop for my soaps.

Ok, I have rattled on long enough for one setting, let me know what you think of this quilt.

Happy Sunday.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Flight of Fancy - RR

This is Lillian's work, pretty SR flowers and a butterfly.

Here is the block with all the lovely works. Isn't it a beauty? I am beginning work on the remainder of the block and will update you as I go along. Next I will finish up the fan RR block an then I think I need to explore some different colors.....LOL, everything lately has been pink and green.

I got back to sewing today, working on my granddaughters Christmas quilt. It is approaching half done. It starts with 2 circles of fabric and a circle of batting, squared X 88.........any ideas what it might look like?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Today & Flight of Fancy RR

Well, I managed another day without stitching or fabric, I think I am a bit burnt out.

The soap looks really good and you know the friendship bread is good, LOL. It is a beautiful day
wonderful blue skies, spent 2 hour + on the phone with my DIL, Michele. The baby is quit active now, just a few more months (March). We are having a boy and they are thinking of naming him
Codey Hayden, our 6th grandchild. Also played ball with Lady and Rusty 3 times, Lady lives to play ball and Rusty does not understand the game yet, he is only 4 months old.

I am sharing another picture from the work on my Butterfly RR. Here we see, work done by Debbie R. she has done a lovely SRE butterfly, flitting around a lovely pussy willow branch along with two silver butterfly charms. She also chain-stitched around the large center butterfly with Japanese silk twist thread, adding antennae with pearl beads. Thank you Debbie.

Well, off to get dinner on the table and ready for Dancing with the Stars. Oh, yes I was asked about whom I thought would win. Both men are so very talented, but I have to say that Mario has been my favorite from the first show. We shall see.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Got Milk?

I didn't do any stitching today, nor any sewing....never even touched my machine, a needle or thread.

After waking up to $1 size snowflakes that filled the air, floating down sideways, I took to the kitchen. Cooking up some soap....Goats Milk, oatmeal, honey and almond. Then I got out the powdered goats milk, oatmeal, salts, honey powder and vanilla musk fragrance oil and put together some lovely milk bath.

Then as if that were not enough messin up the kitchen, it was time to make some friendship bread, it has been awhile since we had any and with the colder weather today, snow and wind...this is the perfect treat.

Needless to say.................we went out to dinner.

Now after watching Dancing with the Stars, it is time for night, night.

See you all tomorrow.

Flight of Fancy - RR

Here is the pink and gold butterfly that Zandra added to the block.
I love both of the hand stitched butterflies, wonderful colors and beautiful
needle work.

Well I am off to make some soap, we had snow this morning but it is
gone now and the wind is woopin it up. LOL.

More RR details tomorrow.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Flight of Fancy - RR

Today we see the rest of Cher's work. The Chevron stitch with 3 lazy daisy on each point, beads to highlight and 5 pewter butterflies.

Zandra's additions feature a vine of blackberries, and a pink and gold butterfly (tomorrow's post). I am not sure who put the purple beaded butterflies on the seam.

The work is so lovely and it is wonderful to touch.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Flight of Fancy - RR

First to work on my block is Cher, from KY. Cher added a lovely vine of SR roses.
She also embroidered the beautiful butterfly to the left and added some small acrylic
butterflies who are all enjoying the sweet nector of the roses.

Another element that Cher added will be featured tomorrow along with Zandra's work.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Flight of Fancy - RR

Here is the undressed block I submitted to the Flight of Fancy round robbin.
The block has made it rounds and the additions are beautiful.

Over the next couple of days I will share the work of the ladies on my block.

This is the first block that I have pieced completey by hand, it is an enjoyable
process. The background of the block is done all in cottons, and the butterfly is
all of fancy fabrics.

I have 2 other blocks, one is the Pink and Green block I have been featuring
the other is the fan block I share in an earlier post. My plan is to combine these
into a wall hanging.

I also have another block from this RR, belonging to Cher that I will also post
for you to enjoy the wonderful works from the ladies of this RR group.

Until tomorrow.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pink and Green Block

The lattice is done. I didn't want it to overwelm the surrounding seams so decided to keep it simple with soft pink french knots in the openings.

Now I am trying to decide what to do in the next space, the one in the lower left. Hummmm.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Block Change Out

OK, here is the change I made with the sequined flowers and glass
leaves...............So, from this to


Since the block has a garden theme I decided the garden needed
a spider to keep an eye on all the plants. This is a good spider, she is a
pink lady, and is queen over the garden making sure that all the
bad bugs keep their distance.

I am much happier with this addition to the block, I do need to
work on my web design, this one is a bit funky, but will do.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

What do you think?????

I am thinking of removing the sequine flowers posted on Oct 27, I can't decide if it is the leaves that I don't like because the color is kind of wrong or if it is the whole composition.

I need suggestions on what to do?

Pink and Green Block

Ok here is the preview of the next section of
the pink and green block. I am using a darker
green DMC floss. Now I have not decided what
I shall do in the open spaces created by the
X's......beads......french knots....??

It does detract from the upper seam treatment which is not making me happy, but I do like the
trellis effect.

So we will see.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Pink and Green Block

It took me awhile to decide what to do in the
open spaces of this block, let me rephrase that, what to do in this space, there are still about 6 to go. LOL.

I decided on a branch of lazy daisy flowers, the stem is DMC floss (3 strands), the flowers are single strand of Wildflowers by Caron. The
side view flowers have french knot centers, full flowers have gold beads for the center.

It has been a busy week, thus the lack of posts. Susan asked for a tutorial on making the pin cushions, I will work on that to post soon. With Christmas around the quilts are flying off the long arm machine, #3 of the I spy's for our grandsons is due off tomorrow. Today 3 American Hero quilts arrived for quilting. I also received a RR block in the mail today, this is the last one for this RR so mine will be coming home soon. I have also started a quilt for our granddaughter, I will share these quilts soon.

I am working on a new section to this block and will post it as soon as it is done, or should I give a sneak preview?