Wednesday, 19 August 2015

August Snow Happy Heart Block

Having a much quieter week this week has meant I have been able to finish off my Snow Happy Heart Block for August. The Snow Happy Heart patterns are lovely free patterns from Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. Anne's pattern for August features a cute little snowman enjoying himself on the beach with his bucket and spade.



I thought that he looked like he was having a lot of fun, so I added the word 'Fun' to the background as well as the name of the month.



To add a little extra detail and, because it makes me think of waves on the shore, I added a piece of ric rac towards the bottom edge of the block.  I also added a few extra running and cross stitches to give more balance to the block.  I am happy with how the block looks now and overall, the quilt is looking very pretty.  Here are the blocks to date.



If you are interested in more details about the quilt feel free have a look at my 'Snow Happy Heart Quilt' page.  Click on the link under 'pages' in the right hand sidebar.

36 comments:

  1. You've stitched another wonderful block, Christine. This quilt is going to be fabulous. xxx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I'm already looking forward to getting the next month's pattern! Christine x

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    da hast Du wieder einen wunderschönen Monatsblock genäht.
    Toll.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I really look forward to stitching them each month.... can't wait for the next pattern now! Christine x

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  3. He is adorable. I might have to do these. I'm not a christmas person but I do love snowmen

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    1. Thank you Gina! I love snowmen too... that's what drew me to the patterns! Christine x

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  4. I like the way you embellished your new block, and all of them together are beautiful!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am really pleased with how the quilt top is looking so far... looking forward to the next blocks! :) x

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  5. Looking fantastic Christine, I cannot wait for it to be completed.

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    1. Thank you Brenda.... I am looking forward to seeing the last few blocks come together too! Christine x

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  6. He has a great expression on his face! This is going to look wonderful when it is all put together

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    1. Thank you Janet! It is incredible how much expression you can add to a face with just a few small embroidery stitches! :) x

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  7. Hi Christine,oh what a cute block,i love how all the blocks look fantastic together,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I have been trying to make the blocks work with one another so that the finished quilt top looks well balanced. Christine x

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  8. I love seeing your blocks coming together Christine and this cute little snowman with his sweat band just makes me smile! x

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    1. Thank you Ali! I thought he was rather cute! Christine x

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  9. I sure hope you're making that for me! I just love seeing your new block each month. So cute.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I love starting each month with just Anne's pattern and seeing where the block takes me.... already looking forward to the next month! Christine x

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  10. All your snowmen are so sweet! Love your additions to this one - he does look like he's having fun. The quilt is going to be awesome!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am having a lot of fun working on them too!! Christine x

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  11. I can see why you're anxious to receive a new pattern each month - they're all so cute! I've been searching for a snowman pattern (x-stitch) too for my current secret project.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am looking forward to seeing your secret project.... good luck with finding the pattern you want! Christine x

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  12. Another gorgeous block! I just love seeing these each month. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! They are fun to work on and a change from my crazy quilt blocks which is nice too! Christine x

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  13. Your snow quilt is coming along beautifully. I love your snowman looking so happy at the beach.

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    1. Thank you! I love snowmen and it has been run working on these blocks! Christine x

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  14. This is the cutest quilt I have ever seen. I love all your little touches to make it unique. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! What a sweet comment! I am really enjoying piecing this quilt together! Christine x

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  15. So sweet , I just love what you have done with these blocks !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is fun to play with them! Christine x

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  16. Every block is cuter than the one before! This is going to be an adorable quilt!

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    1. Thank you Karen! They are such a lot of fun to make! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Marion! Enjoy the weekend! Christine x

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  18. I do look forward to seeing your Snow Happy monthly blocks. They are coming together so well, I think the flying geese on each block really make it.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I have had to be quite careful to balance the overall quilt as well as the blocks and the flying geese help tremendously! Christine x

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