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.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Applique Baby Quilt

Rock-A-Bye Rainbow Baby Quilt

I was asked to make this quilt.  
It is such a cute quilt, all done with raw edge applique.
Here is my rendition as I began to place all
the pieces where they go.  

 Adding the details, cute applique eyes and embroidered smile on the sun.
A butterfly enjoying the suns warmth.
Bright rainbow colors color the sky of blue.

Baby left by the stork and small woodland creatures looking
after her.  

 Another butterfly, fluttering by, while a baby duck swims in the pond.

 A pair of love birds in a tree.

All of the elements are blanket stitched, with embroidery details.

 Baby has removable diaper, and hand embroidered details.

A closer look at the butterfly.

Hand embroidered details, french knot eyes.

Machine embroidery making this little Ava's quilt.

Baby needed a pink bow.  

And finally a binding of many colors.
I hope Ava will like her quilt.  
A gift from her grandma, Pat.  
That I was privileged to make.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Rifle Case

Rifle Case

Kirk has been asking me to make him a rifle case.

It took a while to find the right materials, mainly the "batting".

So we gathered the oil skin, and Annie's soft and stable.

Next came the design, how to quilt it.  Embroidery or not.
Once we decided on cross hatching and embroidery designs
WE began.

After loading the flannel backing, soft and stable and oil cloth on the longarm,
I started teaching Kirk to quilt.  

 We had to come up with a few ways to do things, like putting a spine
down the back of the case, and how to get that nice and straight.
Since my machine is old and does not have channel lock, Kirk came
up with a block and clamping solution.  So we got the nice straight lines.

Next, I did not own a 30 degree ruler, so he made one out of wood
He then ordered acrylic material so he could make a clear ruler to do this.
Here you see the wood ruler.  It was a bit thick for the machine but 
worked anyway. 
After the first run,  I began the second run creating the diamonds
All this a learning and creating process.
 The completed cross hatching work for the first case.
That wood ruler worked pretty good.  ☺

Then on to the embroidery machine to add the embroidery
 Thank goodness for Mighty Hoops, I never would have been
able to hoop this with my standard machine hoops. 
 I love those hoops.

The completed rifle case after adding zipper and handles.
Trying out two different embroidery designs.

 Interior lined with flannel to cuddle the rifle.
 Embroidery close up.  

Three more rifle cases to come, they will be up for sale.
If interested let me know.
They will be $150.00
These can be special ordered.

Have a blessed day and thank you for visiting
Big Horn Mountain Creations.