Thursday, 12 November 2015

Snow Happy Hearts..... finished!

I am thrilled to say that I have managed to get the last two blocks of my Snow Happy Hearts Quilt finished.  You will recall that I have been using the lovely free heart patterns generously designed and released each month by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs for the applique designs in the centre of each of my blocks and, I have been having such a lot of fun creating the blocks around them.



November's pattern from Anne  featured another adorable snowman 'giving thanks'.  This seemed the perfect month to add the word 'Hearts' to the applique background as well as the month's name of 'November'.


We give thanks with our hearts and, as I have mentioned previously, I wanted the words 'Snow', 'Happy' and 'Hearts' to appear somewhere in the overall quilt and now they do! 



I also added a little embroidered heart in one corner of the applique background.  I used the heart template from February's heart to mark the background fabric before embroidering the shape with chain stitch.  The detached chain flower was added freehand to the middle of the heart.



December's pattern has my favourite snowman of them all.



He is so cute!  On the applique background for the month as well as the word 'December', I also added the word 'Noel' and a little holly sprig.



The final touch to the block was to add a sprinkling of sparkly snowflakes which I created by stitching six equally spaced fly stitches over the top of a sequin.  The stitches hold the sequin in place and the sequin provides the sparkle!



Once the two blocks were finished I was able to piece them together with October's block and then add the final row to the quilt top and, this is how the finished quilt top looks.



I am delighted with it and, I hope that I will be able to get it quilted in time for Christmas.  I have decided I am going to hand quilt it as I think that will be easiest option around all the extra hand stitched details on the individual blocks, so I need to get stitching!! 

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  1. truly beautiful Christine - well done! I will start my attempt in the new year!

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I hope you have as much fun making it as I have had.... now onto the quilting!! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine this quilt is amazing,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am very pleased with the finished quilt! Christine x

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  3. Liebe Christine, irgendwie hab ich ja wohl bei dir was verpasst, was ist das für eine traumhafte Arbeit, die du schon beendet hast, unglaublich.
    Der Quilt sieht so traumhaft zart und schön aus, es ist genau mein Geschmack. Magst Du mir verraten wo es die Anleitung dafür gibt.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I designed the blocks myself around some free heart patterns from Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. Here is the link to the page with more information about the quilt I have made
      http://patchworkallsorts.blogspot.ch/p/snow-happy-heart-quilt.html Hope this helps! Christine x

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  4. Yay Christine! I love how the months are offset rather than all in a row. It would be hard to pick a favorite, but yes December is so cute! So clever with the stitching over the sequins. You are an amazing designer! I may shamelessly copy your ideas if I ever get around to doing this. ;)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I have had so much fun with this quilt and I will miss the heart patterns each month now they have finished! I hope you enjoy making one too.... you are welcome to use any ideas! Christine x

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  5. You have good reason to be delighted with your quilt (and I'm sure the pattern designer will be thrilled too). Fingers crossed you can get it quilted in time for Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! Just finished getting it basted so hope there is a good film on TV tonight to watch whilst hand quilting! Christine x

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  6. What a lovely quilt, so nice to have been gradually collecting each month's snowman and to finally get them all. I look forward to seeing it for real one day xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! It will be added to my Christmas quilts, so may well be hanging somewhere if you come to visit soon! Chrissie x

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  7. Oh Christine, it is just wonderful! I loove how your quilt turned out, so beautiful! Hope you find time to quilt it in time!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I have just finished the basting so hopefully I have enough time! Christine x

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  8. This is such a cute project. It was fun watching it come together.

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make too! Christine x

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  9. I love your quilt, it is stunning! I hope I can start on my quilt soon, well, as soon as the holidays are over and I finish a couple more family quilts. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us, I have enjoyed watching you create it.

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    1. Thank you Marsha! I hope you will enjoy making one too! It was a lot of fun and I will miss the patterns each month! Christine x

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  10. The top looks really good, that is very well done! I am inspired now.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! It was a lot of fun and I am glad you like it! Christine x

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  11. Since they are already completed the 12 snowmen! I love them all and I am sad that I will no longer each month must admire. And did you put together so beautifully!

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I am sad that the project is coming to an end too... I will miss the monthly blocks! I am sure I will find something else to keep busy with though! Christine x

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  12. You have done a fabulous job on your quilt, Christine. It will be lovely to have up at Christmas time. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I hope I can get it quilted in time!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  13. It's beautiful, Christine. You've done a fabulous job!!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I am very pleased with the finished quilt top.... now I just need to quilt it! Christine x

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  14. I love, love, love it! I am absolutely delighted for you! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I have had so much fun with this quilt.... just hope I can get it quilted! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  15. Your quilts coming together nicely. A fab idea for these patterns. Happy Stitching.

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    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun making it! Christine x

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  16. Liebe Christine,
    ganz zauberhaft sind Deine Schneemänner und so gesamt sieht es toll aus.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It was a lot of fun to make and I will miss the blocks each month! Christine x

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  17. This is gorgeous. I love how you've personalised all the blocks. A wonderful quilt xx

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    1. Thank you Gina! I had a lot of fun! Hope to get it finished off before Christmas! Christine x

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    1. Thank you very much! I am pleased with it! Christine x

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  19. Oh Christine, this is so pretty, just right for Christmas and I love all the little details you have added, especially the holly in the snowman´s bag and the sequins.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I have had a lot of fun with it and I just hope I can get the quilting done in time! Christine x

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  20. WOW!! I love how your quilt turned out! I want to thank you for sharing how you made your blocks. Each month I looked forward to seeing how you would piece them. Once again, thank you so very much....

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    1. Thank you Jackie! It has been a really fun project and I am going to miss working on it! It has been a pleasure to share the details... it is part of the fun!! Christine x

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  21. Oh, it's just darling--what a cute little treasure!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am rather pleased with it! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  22. Lovely little quilt Christine. Cute idea to put the sparkly snowdrops in.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! You can't beat a touch of sparkle! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Christine x

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  23. Sew sweet my dear.... Can you make one for me : ) Ha Ha just kidding but I know how slow I am. I've got the patterns saved for a rainy day or a snowy day. : ) so fingers crossed some day I will have one too. Great job with all of your extra creativeness. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I really enjoyed making it.... just the quilting to go!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  24. Dear Christine,
    your blocks you have created are just wunderful and the quilt ist just ADORABLE!!! I love your work so much and I hope I will find the time to make these lovely snowmen too.
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I hope you find time to make them too... I had so much fun! Just the quilting to go now! Christine x

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  25. Wow I have watched each block that you've done grow into a full quilt. I am sure the designer of these blocks would love to see what you have done...truly wonderful work..congrats

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I am very pleased with it! Just need to get it quilted now! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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