Wednesday, 8 April 2015

April Snow Happy Heart Block

As well as all the usual celebrations which take place over the Easter weekend, this year there was an extra reason for excitement and that was the release of the April Snow Happy Hearts Pattern designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.



As soon as I knew the pattern was available I downloaded it.  This month it depicts the cutest little snowman holding an umbrella to protect him from the April showers and, that is the theme that I chose to follow with my block design.



I set about piecing together my block leaving an 8 inch x 8 inch central panel which I could embroider with the words 'April' and 'Showers'.  I left enough room for my Snow Happy Heart to be appliqued later and found that I had a little space left in one corner so, I added some extra embroidery in the shape of a daisy.



All the embroidery was completed using variegated silk threads by Stef Francis.



I followed the pattern instructions to complete the applique onto my chosen heart background fabric.  I decided to embroider the umbrella handle as Anne suggests in the pattern. I then cut out the heart shape and appliqued it to my block background fabric.  


As the finished block is the first block of what will be the second row of blocks in my quilt, I wasn't able to attach it to the completed blocks I have made so far.  That will have to wait until I have made a couple more blocks but, this photo gives you an idea of what it will look like.



I am really pleased with the results! If you are interested in following along with my Snow Happy Heart Quilt I have, with Anne's kind permission, added a 'Snow Happy Heart Quilt' page to my blog which gives the details of the individual blocks and their measurements. The link is on the right hand sidebar under 'Pages' (below the photograph of the embroidered wheelbarrow).

14 comments:

  1. Lovely blocks, Christine!

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    1. Thank you Christiane! They are great fun to work on! :) x

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  2. I especially like the little snowman x

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    1. Thank you Janet! He is particularly cute this month! :) x

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  3. I love what you're doing with those sweet little snowmen. I'm excited when I see you post your latest one.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am really enjoying making this quilt! :) x

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  4. Once again sew sweet : ) Christine. Can't seem to find the time to join the fun but Saving the patterns for sure. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! Hope you get a chance to make them some time in the future! :) x

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  5. So adorable! This is going to be one sweet quilt!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I love Anne's patterns and I am really enjoying making the quilt blocks! :) x

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  6. You remind me each month that this is a beautiful BOM, and it would really look good in combination with the basket quilt that is in my dining room right now.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! Maybe you will find time to make it too! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  7. I absolutely adore snowmen and these blocks Anne Sutton has designed are just darling! Your quilt is off to a gorgeous start. Beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you Renee! The snowmen patterns Anne has designed are really sweet.... can't help but inspire you to make cutes blocks to go with them! :) x

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