Friday, 6 March 2015

March Snow Happy Heart Block

Yesterday was 5th March and therefore the release date for the next Snow Happy Heart Pattern designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  I have been looking forward to the next pattern as I am so enjoying creating quilt blocks around these cute little heart designs.


I printed off the pattern from Anne's website and then set about making my March block based around that design.


I followed the pattern exactly to make the applique to decorate the heart.


Then, as I have done in the previous blocks, I appliqued the decorated heart to some cream background fabric.


This month, the pattern has a snowman and a cute little lamb in it, which is just perfect for Spring. 




I wanted to reflect this in the block I made so, as well as adding some borders to the heart background, I also added a sprinkle of Spring flowers in the border.



I also embroidered a few flowers on the background of the appliqued section of the block as well as the name of the month which, I had also done on the previous blocks.  


I am really pleased with my March block and, I couldn't resist adding it to the two previous blocks. Here are the first three blocks which, will make up the first row of my quilt.



24 comments:

  1. Your quilt is going to be amazing, Christine, if the first three blocks are anything to go by!

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    1. Hello Christine! Thank you! I am really having a lot of fun with this quilt!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  2. I love the snowman and the sheep, and those sweet spring flowers I love the use of the puffs for the flower centres. Ali x

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    1. Hello Ali! Thank you! I was pleased with the 'puffs' I thought they made the flowers look a bit like daffodils or narcissus... but perhaps that was just me! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  3. It's looking really good! I hope I get to see it for real soon! xx

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    1. Hello Janet! Thanks! I look forward to showing you all my latest projects 'for real'! Not long now!! :) xx

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  4. Your quilt is going to be so cute - I much prefer what you're doing to making just ornaments.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne. It is really fun designing the blocks around each of the snowmen heart patterns! :) x

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  5. I love how this is coming together!

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    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying making the blocks.... it is really fun deciding what to do next! :) xx

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  6. Absolutely adorable--it's going to be one sweet quilt!

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    1. Hello Karen! Thank you! I am pleased with it so far... hope I can keep the momentum going until the end of the year!! :) x

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  7. I like the way your blocks look together. You have put a lot of thought into the layout and this will make a beautiful quilt by the end of the year.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you! I have been trying to keep the blocks balanced as I add them... it is quite difficult to do when you don't know what the whole quilt will look like! :) x

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  8. Love the sheep! The blocks look adorable!
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen! Thank you! I love the sheep too... such a pretty design from Anne. Have a lovely weekend too! :) x

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  9. Dear Christine,
    I love what you make with the little blocks, thats much more cute than the original. I really love it!!!!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! Thank you! I am really enjoying the challenge of designing the blocks around the heart patterns... so much fun! :) x

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  10. Love your sheep block! And the three blocks together are looking gorgeous.

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    1. Hello Baa! So glad you approve of my sheep... I thought she was very cute! Thank you for visiting me! :) xx

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  11. Once again it looks lovely Christine :) You are speedy ! Also thanks for stopping by The Girlfriend Gap last week. It was one of those whirl thing weeks here. If you get a chance to try the Cilantro rice, I hope you like it as much as we do. It is a beautiful day here. Spring has sprung!!! Yea! Take Care, Janita

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    1. Hello Janita! Thank you!! Glad you are enjoying some Spring weather!! :) x

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  12. These are going to make an adorable quilt! Entirely too cute!

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    1. Thank you Renee! It should mean I have a lovely Christmas quilt to decorate with at the end of the year! :) x

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