Wednesday, 11 February 2015

February Snow Happy Heart Block

At the end of last week Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs released the latest 'Snow Happy Hearts' pattern.  It is beautiful and I just couldn't wait to get started!! I downloaded the pattern, sketched out roughly how I wanted my February block to look and, pulled out some fabrics ready to put together my next Snow Happy Hearts Block.



I followed Anne's instructions for appliqueing the snowman design to the heart fabric and then did as I had done last month and appliqued the heart to a piece of cream background fabric finishing all the applique with a hand worked blanket stitch.



As the pattern features an appliqued heart and February is the month of 'Love', I decided to embroider the word 'Love' onto the background below the heart. I then added some flying geese blocks and some strips of fabric to make the block 12.5 inches square. 



In keeping with the 'Love' theme, I also added some chain stitched hearts to one of the strips of fabric making up the block.



I couldn't wait to see how this block would look next to the one I made for January, so I stitched January's and February's blocks together and I am delighted with how things are looking so far! 



Thank you Anne for another beautiful pattern!

Snowman from the pattern

I just realised when I was looking at the photographs while writing this, I missed out the cross-stitch 'buttons' on the February snowman... will have to go and put that right! 

My snowman.... with no buttons!!

22 comments:

  1. How absolutely beautiful! Will there be one each month? If so, I look forward to seeing your future work.
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Hello Cathy! Yes, Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is very generously giving away one of these cute little patterns every month! They are really designed to be made into a heart-shaped ornament but, I decided to make a quilt with them and I am just making it up as I go along!! :) xx

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  2. I like it too. I wonder if it's too late for me to join in? I don't do handwork as well as you though.

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    1. Hello Marti! You can download the patterns from the Bunny Hill blog... they are not too difficult to make and February's pattern has only just been published so you have until March to finished two. I am sure you would be able to do it. Follow the links in the post above to the Bunny Hill blog. :) xx

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  3. Dear Christine,
    your blocks are infectious. I downloaded them too and I am searching for some time to realize them ;-)))
    Your blocks are really wonderful.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! That's great! I hope you get some time to make them soon! They are fun! :) xx

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  4. Liebe Christine, Deine Blöcke sehen toll aus Gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Hello Monika! Thank you so much! They were great fun to make! :) xx

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  5. These are really pretty designs. I am looking forward to seeing them all xx

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    1. Hello Janet! They are really cute to make too! Hopefully I will have a nice quilt which will look right to hang up with the decorations at Christmas when they are all finished!! :) xx

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  6. Oh Christine, they are looking fantastic. You do very beautiful hand stitching and your design is just lovely. Can't wait to see how it progresses

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    1. Hello Dawn! Thank you! I am really pleased with how they are looking and I am hoping to have a lovely quilt at the end of the year which will look great with my Christmas decorations! :) xx

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    total schön sind deine bisherigen Herzen! Ich freue mich schon auf die Fortsetzung!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you! I am really having fun making these blocks and I am looking forward to seeing how the quilt turns out at the end of the year! :) xx

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  8. I like the way you make the "hearts" into blocks! That will make one fabulous little quilt!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you! I am really enjoying planning the blocks as the patterns are released by Bunny Hill Designs and I am hoping to have a nice quilt to use at Christmas at the end of the year! :) xx

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  9. I like how they are coming together.

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    1. Thank you! I am really have fun with these blocks! So generous of Anne at Bunny Hill to publish the patterns for free! :) xx

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  10. Gorgeous new block, I love the snowman! And how well the first two blocks work together.....lovely!
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen! Thank you! I have really been having fun making these patterns into blocks. I hope to have a pretty little quilt by the end of the year! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  11. Another pretty block, beautifully stitched.

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    1. Hello Sheryl! Thank you! I am having a lot of fun turning Anne's lovely patterns into quilt blocks! :) xx

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