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.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Shoppe Additions

Dream pillows on eCrater Shoppe

Hand embroidered with
"Sweet Dreams"
in purple

Lavender dream pillow with hand embroidery, makes a wonderful gift for yourself or a special person on you list.

Place your dream pillow inside you pillow case to help you fall asleep.
Lavender is know for its calming effect. Inside the pillow are lavender buds and soft cotton batting.

Hand embroidered with
in raspberry

I made a pillow for my daughter-in-law and granddaughter, and had to make another for my son ....he said it really does make a difference, he sleeps much better.

So treat yourself or a loved one to sweet dreams with a lavender dream pillow. Perfect for your travel kit, helping to calm you in a strange place.

Note: After awhile you can add lavender EO to your pillow if you want it make it stronger.

Hand embroidered with
"Sweet Dream"
in raspberry.

To visit my eCrater Shoppe see the side bar. Thank you.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shoppe Open

Good Morning All:

After a job scare, I have reopened my shoppe......I am trying eCrater this time instead of Etsy.

The reason being that eCrater doesn't charge to list, nor is there a time limit on your listing. Just a little savings. Please see my side panel to visit my shoppe.

I will be adding new items, so please visit often. All items will be hand crafted by me, today I will be adding some lavender dream pillows that are hand embroidered. This takes alot more time then without the embroidery but I think it is worth it. Jewelry will be coming soon, I am still honing my skills there. I have purses in the works as well. Soaps, too.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I thought I would share some of the things I have been doing lately.
Remember to click the picture for a large view.

My MIL gave me some odds and ends jewelry pieces. This beautiful
blue pendent was in there, I have kept is wanting to put a chain on, so here
it is with a new chain and clasp. I am keeping this for myself. It looks like
it could be a blue topaz, the setting is beautiful. One can dream, right?

Here, the first pair
of earrings I put together.

Swarovski crystals,
silver spacers,
root beer color glass
beads and
rose quartz drops, on
silver plated hoops.

These I just finished.
The picture is not good
but they are
sterling silver chains, with
swarovski crystals and
silver plated crosses with
pink stones.

This is the necklace
that started all this
jewelry making.
Made with hand made
herb beads, in rose.
With reclaimed crystal
beads and antique silver
chain and clasp.

Note the clasp, I just love
this style.

These are works in
The white bracelet has reclaimed beads (white) which are shell of some kind, 3 beautiful lamp work glass beads, and acrylic leaves. I am waiting for some of the components for these two.
You know how it is when you start a new venture, it takes a while to figure out all the
pieces you need..............well, at least it takes me awhile. Grin.

Next is a rose quartz bracelet,
with 2 lamp work beads,
3 Czech Glass rounds in
Champagne luster, and
gold (plated) spacers.

So......what do you think, are they nice enough to sell?
Is it something you'd buy for yourself or
as a gift or am I wasting my time? There are so many
experience jewelry makes out there, can I compete?

Friday, March 13, 2009

RR details

This is the work I did for Moira. It is nearly time to mail this block on to the next artist, to add her touches.

This first section, I let the fabric do the work, just wanted to frame it a little and add a few beads to help "pop" the design. My addition include the two seam treatments on either side of the aqua print. The right side is a Sassa Lynne thread and the left is from Susan's thread collection dedicated to the mom's in her moms quilt.

Click for a

Using the same fabric as inspiration again, I decided to do a paisley, this thread is a rayon thread called Stef Francis, Susan gave it me last summer. It is a bear to work with but I love the colors and they were perfect for this block.

An over all look at the block, it is a beauty and this picture in no way does it justice.

A sneak peak

Here is a sneak peak at what I have been up to lately, I have to warn you all.....................
NEVER......SAY.......NEVER...............you see what happens.......I wasn't ever going
to make jewelry................nor was I ever going to crazy quilt.................you'd think I learn.


You may remember a while back I mentioned making beads from herbs. These beads are made from rose petals. I have begun to string them with crystal beads, I think it is going to be pretty, pretty fancy, too. I also have made myself a mom/grandma necklace, but the pictures were not any good so I will have to show it to you later.

More to come,

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Log Cabin block in progress

When I first started my log cabin I needed to find out how to do it right. Good thing I did, too, cause I would have done it all wrong.......so to find the info I wanted, I visited
QuiltersCashe.com, if you have never been there you HAVE to go and check it out. Monica has created the greatest resource for quilters.

So I found the 12 inch log cabin instructions
http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LogCabinBlock.html and at the end are instructions for chain piecing this block. I will share it with you here, too.

Cut a 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF
(width of fabric). This will be
your center fabric (here the red)
Cut a 1 1/2 inch strip of your
first dark fab, again WOF

Sew your first dark, to the
center fabric (red), right sides
together, using a scant 1/4 inch

Cut the two strips into
2 1/2 inch sections.

Make as many strip sets
as needed to make all of your
blocks, I made 70.

Stack your strip
sets on top of each other to
make cutting the 2 1/2 inch
sections easier. Stagger them
as in the picture to make it
easier & more stable cutting.

Now add the next dark
strip, which is 1 1/2 inches
wide also. All of your
following strips will be
1 1/2 " X WOF.

Press with seam toward strip.

Cut apart and
trim up.

Now add your next
strip, which will be
your first light. Continue
around and around in this

Here you see both of
my light strips, one is
done and the other is
in the process.

I found it best to put the
1 1/2 inch strip on the bottom
this way the seam don't get caught (you can see how the one
got caught when I was doing it with the strip on the top).

Now trim the block up, I used my 4 1/2 inch square ruler for this step. Continue for
the remaining strips. Two darks, then two lights until you get them all on. Remember to
double check you measurements as you go.

I thought this was a good time saving way to stitch these up, thank you Monica for the instructions.

Want to see how hard sewing is for Miss Mew? Check out my other blog here