Tuesday, 12 May 2015

May Snow Happy Heart Block

I was so excited to get started on my block for May's 'Snow Happy Heart Pattern' designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs, that once I got stitching I just couldn't put it down until it was finished.


I started by designing the layout of the block.  Once I had decided how the block was going to look and what size background fabric I was going to use for the applique, I cut a piece of fabric and traced through the words that I had decided to embroider onto it.  I then backed the fabric with some lightweight fusible interfacing and pieced the block together.


Once the block was pieced, I embroidered the words I had traced, using a backstitch. Next I completed the snowman embroidery as per Anne's pattern instructions and, once finished, I appliqued my heart in place on the centre panel of the block.  


I wanted to embellish the block with something that reflected the word 'blossom' which I had embroidered, so I added lots of little pink lazy daisy flowers to the background and a sprinkling over the rest of the block too. They were great fun to stitch and I think they work quite well as blossom. They also reflect the sweet little flower that the snowman is holding in the applique.


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).


I am a little late for those reading this in the UK but in the US it is still Monday, so I am linking this post to the fifth Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom No Cape.

32 comments:

  1. I am a bit partial to tulips.... but you have another adorable little snowman. I love your additions Christine. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! They were really fun to stitch! :) x

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  2. What an adorable little snowlady! The lazy daisies look great scattered around the block.

    I clicked over to check out your other blocks and this is going to be such a fun quilt. I love how you are framing each of the snowmen months.

    Thanks for linking up to today's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back! Aloha hugs.

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    1. Thank you Sue! I am having so much fun taking with these blocks.... I really look forward to Anne releasing the next month's pattern and then choosing how to use it! :) x

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  3. 'Blossom' is gorgeous. Great to see all the blocks of the quilt together on the wall - the look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you! I think this block is my favourite so far, but then I think that every time I have just finished something! :) x

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  4. What a cute block , it is all going to look great xx

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    1. Thank you! I think the finished quilt is going to be a lot of fun to decorate with at Christmas! :) x

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  5. so, so pretty! This is turning our very nice. I had a computer brakedown, and now I am missing my snowheart patterns, got to see if I can still download them.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you.... you can still get all the patterns over at Anne's blog under 'free patterns'. Hope you have as much fun with them as I am! :) x

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    1. Thank you Pamela! They are fun to make! :) x

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    1. Thank you.... I am really enjoying stitching these! :) x

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  8. Sweet! I love the thread you used in the little flowers. Is it variegated?

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, it is a variegated hand dyed silk thread and, it is lovely to work with! :) x

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  9. I look forward to seeing what you have done with Anne's little snowmen. I also appreciate that you share the details of how you've done your blocks. They look gorgeous! Thank you...

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    1. Thank you Jackie! I am having great fun with these blocks! :) x

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  10. It is beautiful , I love the added lazy daisies stitches , just perfect !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I was really pleased with how they looked... in fact the photographs don't really show them very well! :) x

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  11. I'm always happy to see what you create each month. You do know that you're designing your own quilt pattern? Maybe you can sell it.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I do know I am having a lot of fun!! :) x

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  12. oh how cute! I love how you've made this into a block and added those lazy daisies

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I am really enjoying myself with this project! :) x

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    1. Thank you Marion! It was certainly fun to make! :) x

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  14. Oh, I just LOVE seeing your progress with this darling quilt! Lovely work.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am really enjoying myself with this quilt! :) x

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  15. Beautiful work Christine, such a pretty quilt.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I am having so much fun putting it together! :) x

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  16. I found you through Supermom's linky party. I have been printing The Bunny hill patterns. The way are using them is fantastic!! Did you do the Tisket Gasket and the Vendetta squirrel? I would love to see your spin on those

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    1. Hello Terry and thank you! No, I haven't seen either of those patterns.... I'm going to have to go and investigate now! Glad you like my blocks and thank you for visiting me here. I hope you will come and visit again! :) x

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