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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Red, White & Blue Quilt--Finished

Red, White & Blue


It is finished!
Quilted, and sent to it's new home.

 A few close ups

 The label
 A special label, sewn into the backing of the quilt.

I hope that Billie will enjoy her new quilt,
I enjoyed making it for her.

Merry Christmas, Mrs. B

Monday, December 09, 2013

Another Red, White & Blue Update


Red, White & Blue

Adding another touch
 One of the requests for this quilt was to add
"In God We Trust"
fire up the embroidery machine
 there ya go........
 All of the rows are put together,
top is done, tomorrow will construct the 
backing and get it onto the longarm.
 Another look at the center
Until tomorrow.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Red, White & Blue Quilt

 Red, White & Blue

Progress Report

 All of the blue/white and red/white blocks are 
made and squared up

 Sashing and corner squares are cut

 Now to sew together the sashing strips and corner squares
 for placing between the rows.

Here are the first 3 rows of the quilt top
5 more rows to go, then to the quilting machine.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Red, White & Blue Quilt

Red, White & Blue Update

Working on the blocks for the RW&B quilt
The blue and white blocks are finished
14 of them, ready for sashing.
 Now for the red and white group
this is how they will look.
 For me it works to "stage" my work
this helps me hopefully not make a mistake in construction.
Each block contains 9 - 4.5 in blocks
It is important to make sure the star points are
going the right way, so staging helps with that.
 I begin with the upper two right blocks in the first row.
keeping them in the correct orientation, I move
them closer to the machine
 placing them right sides together and then pin them together
with the pin on the edge that is to be sewn
 it is so easy to sew the wrong edge...I have done it to many times

 so I pin. 
 with all 16 pinned, I can now chain piece the pieces
 after sewing, I will place them back in their place as
they should be, and add the end piece.
Then move to the second row.
Once all the rows are constructed, I will join the rows.
Progress is being made.
Seems things keep stopping me from working
hopefully that is all over with and I can get this 
quilt together.

Until later....God's Blessings

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Red, White & Blue-Progress Report

Red, White & Blue

Progress Report

A while back (several years) I took 
"The Process Pledge"
what that means is to show the step by step
process of the quilts I share.
Now it has been awhile since I have done that
so I have decided this is a good one to share.

So here goes.

In my last post I shared my beginning design 
and some of the elements for the quilt.

The eagles

 The fabric

 The design

Now to how it is done.

The design is call 
"Friendship Star"

I am making a twin size quilt.
Cut 8 strips that are 4 1/2 inches by WOF
(width of fabric) of the 3 main colors.
Cut each strip at 4 1/2 inches to create squares.

Next, cut 6 strips @ 4 7/8 inches by WOF in red and blue
12 in white.
Sub cut these to 9 3/4 inches

 Place a red or a blue right sides together with a white

 On the white (or light fabric if your using something else)
draw lines like so, for my quilt I did this 17 times with the red/white combo
and 16 times for the blue/white combo.

Using your 1/4 inch foot on your machine, sew a 1/4 inch
on either side of the lines that go in the V shape.  The line up
the middle is not sewn.

Now that the V is sewn on both sides of the drawn line
you will cut the blocks apart on all drawn lines.
Since you made a line of sewing on both sides of the drawn 
line making the V shape the drawn line goes inbetween the sewn lines
and when cut on the drawn line you have 
created a half square triangle like this.  Do this with 
both your red and white combo & your blue and white combo.
Press seams to the dark fabric.

I have the red and white combo done, working on the blue and white.

Stay tuned for more details.

Until next time.....God's blessings

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A New Project...Red, White and Blue

A New Project...Red, White and Blue

I am starting a new project
here are some of the elements that will be in it.

 The blue is darker then showing up here.
 My plan
White squares with dark blue stars
Red squares (with gold stars) with white stars
Eagles around center
Center will (instead of star indicated here)
be a red square with 
"In God We Trust" 
embroidered in white on it.
White border between blocks with blue strip corner blocks
border 1 blue strip
border 2 red fabric with gold stars.
Will post more as progress moves forward.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Baby Lock Enterprise

Baby Lock Enterprise
Wow, things have been crazy around here the last few weeks
We (Kirk and I) have been waiting for
some things to fall into place.  It took awhile
but things have finally happened.  

One of the things is to start a new business.
It goes along with another venture but 
I will save that for another day.

The new business is Embroidery
Custom embroidery.
Blue Hills Embroidery

After much research the Baby Lock Enterprise 
10 needle embroidery machine was chosen.
I am not accustom to spending that much money, 
I was very nervous the day we pick it up.

After some frustration (getting acquainted) I have
learned to play well with my machine, though I still have
a ton to learn.

One of our first designs stitching out
Don't laugh at the colors, as I only have a few and
had to make due.

Oh this machine does beautiful work, oh my I am so 
happy with it.  It has great features.

Below;  adding letters to my daughters bag....so pretty.
Here is the bag finished, do you think she will
be the best dressed teacher at school?

Then I decided to put names on quilts.  
I am getting pretty good at positing things 

Here we have Chad's quilt
and Ashlee's
Playing with some of the letter options 

So here she is
What should I name her?
Your suppose to give your machines names...right?

Much to learn, but I pray I will please the Lord with this business
We will do custom work, focusing on the off road racing  sport.
BUT......I will do other things too, hoping for alot of local work.
Quilt labels, quilt squares, jackets, hats, if I can hoop it
we will embroider it.