Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super fine day. It’s been a lovely day here in my little corner of the northeast of England. I find it amazing that although I’m writing from a sunny England that some of you are reading from North America, Australia, the Netherlands and many other places where the weather can be very different.

I’ve spent the last few days living. Along with a few daily chores I’ve worked on one or two UFOs …..

My Dresden Neighbourhood has been hand quilted and ready for the next step. I’m not sure whether I want to add a simple binding and hanging pocket in order to use it as a wall hanging OR have it framed professionally. I have never had any of my work framed professionally. I quite like this particular piece of work so perhaps it’s worth going all out and having it framed.


I worked on one more UFO …..


My Moving Forward quilt project has been on the go for almost two years since I started designing it. It’s the first project that I designed in my new life. It’s rather different from what I used to design in the old days. The colours are very different from the muddy colours I used to use. So, I added some borders to frame up the centre appliqué blocks.



Dragged out some backing fabric which I had been saving for Sunday best ….. I decided that Sunday has arrived and so I will use this backing fabric rather than buy something new. Nice backing fabric is quite hard to source in the quilt shops in my area. So, when I find some I buy it.



Now the quilt is loaded in my longarm quilting system in readiness for quilting over the next couple of days.


I think the threat of frost is over now. So, it’s time for me to plant a few annuals. We headed out this morning to buy a few annuals. I suspect that I might new a few more but I’ll plant up everything I purchased today and see how far my purchases go.


I had a little wander around my garden at lunchtime. Everything is looking quite lush at the moment and will need pruning and trimming soon enough.

I’ve got some raspberry canes …..


Self-seeded Aquilegia …..


A monster Clematis that keeps on growing …..


A border full of interesting colour …..



A close up of Clematis …..


And a single self-seeded pansy …..


This pansy is a real fighter. It survived the winter snows we had in March and is still looking good. What a mighty pansy.

When spring arrives and everything is greening up nicely, it always fills me full of hope. I know that there’s loads of good stuff coming for each and everyone of us. All we need is a bit of hope and a whole lot of patience. Keep your eyes on the prize.


So, that’s my report for today. Looking back, I can see that I’ve done quite well with regards to progress. I reckon any little bit of progress is good progress. I’m pleased with both my Moving Forward and my Dresden Neighbourhood. My Neighbourhood was really good practice as I have planned a whole new project around that one block. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

7 thoughts on “UFO PROGRESS

  1. Hey hey, Lucie!
    #1. Frame it!
    #2.This quilt is lovely, the colors are wonderful. Magenta and teals, gorgeous. Good work, well done you. Have you decided yet what you are doing with this one and “mine” ? LOL Letting them go? Bring them to the Quilting Exhibit for people to see your work in person. Write about them, too. Cathartic.
    I can’t believe the flowers you have already. We are still in the beginning leaf stage. Unreal.
    The garden is full of lots of different plants, grasses, etc. Fruit. Lovely. Looks to be quite a natural look.
    So, creating the life you imagined. What’s to come? Just wait and let it come to you, in its own time. Let it unfold like your beautiful colors.
    Cheers Lucie, hugs to Maisie, Good luck Sarah.
    Hugs. Joanna x


    1. Hi Joanna, what’s to come? I don’t know but I’m sure it’s going to ge good whatever it is.
      My garden is really starting to green up. The trees seem to have come on overnight. It’s so nice to see new growth.
      Thanks for popping in x


  2. Anita T. Biedermann

    Hi, Lucie!
    I just love how your Dresden Neighbourhood turned out! That pattern is on my quilting bucket list!
    And your Clematis-wow! The blossoms remind me of the dogwood tree at my childhood home; beautiful!
    That tough little pansy looks like a watercolour painting, so soft and pretty.
    Always nice to check in and see what you’ve been up to! 🙂
    Anita in Wisconsin


    1. Hi Anita, it’s lovely to hear from you. I hope more tough little pansies self-seed themselves around my little garden spreading their watercolour beauty. I especially like purple ones. Thanks so much for popping in x


  3. Well done you on the Moving Forward quilt & look forward to seeing it quilted. I’ve had embroidery framed, but never a patchwork block, so yeh, have it done & then show it off to us. Love have a sneak peek at your garden & remember to smell the flowers on your Pieris when the appear, as they have a lovely perfume. Take care.


    1. Hi Susan, I think I will have my Dresden Neighbourhood professionally framed. I’ll be painting my hallway soon and it would look super there. I’ve got a really good framing shop here in my hometown which I trust to do a good job. Thanks for popping in today x


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