Monday, 8 June 2015

June Snow Happy Heart Block

I have been having so much fun putting together the background blocks to go with the Snow Happy Heart patterns designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs and, I had already decided and pieced together my background for June's heart before the pattern was released.



June's heart was decorated with a really cute little snow lady holding a number of gifts and, although she was lovely, the gifts didn't really co-ordinate with what I had embroidered for the background on my June block, so I changed her slightly.




On my block background, as well as the month, I had embroidered the word 'Butterfly' together with three little butterflies which, I felt were nice and 'summery' for the month of June.  When I saw the heart applique design I had the idea to replace the gifts with some more butterflies.




I decided that I wanted to try and keep to the original design as much as I could, so I kept the snow lady exactly as she should be and then just used the bows from the gifts as each of the top set of wings for my butterflies leaving out the appliqued gift boxes.  I added a smaller second set of wings and filled in the embroidered outline with satin stitches. I really like how they turned out.



After I had finished my June block, I was also excited to piece together all the blocks so far so that I could see what the quilt really looks like to date.  I am really delighted with how this quilt is shaping up.



As today is Monday, I am linking this post to the stitchery link up hosted by Super Mom No Cape!

36 comments:

  1. Lovely project! I really like the butterflies with the snow lady. This will turn out great!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am pleased with how it is looking so far! :) x

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  2. That is so clever! You inspire me to use my imagination. :)
    What is the white fabric you use for the snow lady?

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    1. Hello Linda! Thank you! The white fabric for the snow lady is what we buy here in the UK as 'felt'. I don't like using it very much.... it is man made fabric but, it is not easy here to get hold of felted wool. (I think that is what you would call it in the US) :) x

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  3. Hi, Christine! This is so darned CUTE!!!! I love the design - how creative.
    Hugs
    xxx

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    1. Hello Kim! Thank you! I was very pleased with how it turned out! :) x

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  4. Love it..... I've been anxious to see what you were going to do. : ) It is all looking so cute. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I was very happy to have been able to subtly change the heart design without altering it completely! :) x

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  5. Very definitely cute! I love how you switched up the gifts and made butterflies instead.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I was really pleased with the results too! :) x

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  6. This Block looke so sweet! I love snowmen!

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I am really enjoying working on this quilt! :) x

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  7. I like what you have done with this block. I haven't started my blocks yet, I have to actually finish something before I give myself permission to start a new project!!! So Cute!!

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I was pleased to be able to subtly change it without going to far away from Anne's original design! :) x

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  8. How pretty! It turned out so nice with your summery touch!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I was very happy with the butterflies! :) x

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  9. Pretty work Christine, I love the coloured butterflies.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I was pleased with the results! :) x

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  10. Stopping by from the Stitchery Link Party. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Katie! I am enjoying making this quilt! :) x

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  11. Very pretty, Chrissie. I really like the butterflies for a summery feel xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I was pleased with how the block turned out! :) x

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  12. I love what you have done with your block, Christine. Those embroidered butterflies are gorgeous. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I really enjoyed making this block and I think it is my favourite (so far!) :) x

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  13. Very clever. Those butterflies are so darn cute!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I was rather pleased with how they turned out! :) x

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  14. What a clever way of making the design suit you, it looks lovely with butterflies!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I was really pleased with the result! :) x

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  15. I love how you changed the presents into butterflies! Your quilt is looking gorgeous!! Each month I look forward to seeing your blocks. You are so creative...

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    1. Thank you Jackie! I am having so much fun with this quilt and I really look forward to the heart pattern each month! :) x

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  16. You should be delighted! This is one of the most darling quilts! I love the way you adapted the pattern to fit your theme. Did I mention how much I love this quilt?! Fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am having a great time deciding on the blocks each month and I can't wait to see what the next heart pattern will be! :) x

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  17. I think your butterflies are a lovely addition and perfect for June !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I was pleased with them! :) x

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  18. Oh Christine... I love your June block and the changes/additions that you made. You made the block uniquely your own.

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

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    1. Thank you Sue! I am really pleased with how these blocks are coming together! I really enjoy the link ups... thank you for hosting them! :) x

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