Hello my lovelies. It’s a fabulous wet morning here in my little world. The rain is soooo welcome. All around me the grass is yellowing. Hopefully the rain will bring the moisture our gardens need to survive. I hope you’re all enjoying a day full of happiness and joy no matter what’s going on all around us.

It’s just a quick post today to show you a wee bit of progress on my Row Quilt …..


Imperfect Hearts

Last evening, I managed to finish all the fine hand appliqué work on my imperfect hearts. These blocks will be trimmed down to 6-1/2” square. This will make the centre of my little quilt 36” square before adding some kind of borders, if I wish to add borders.
Now and again, I have been asked how I get to the point of a finished block. Well, it’s quite simple really, I get inspiration from somewhere and draw my version of the found inspiration. In this case the inspiration came from my art journal …..

Imperfect Hearts Drawing

As you can see all the tools I use for drawing are simple things. Cereal box card is great for templates. I would say that my favourite tool for prepping hand appliqué blocks is my appliqué pins which are much shorter than regular pins.

Applique Pins tin

Pin Tin

They hold everything in place while I tack the patches all the while not overloading the block. It has taken me many years to collect the tools I have at hand for my quilt making endeavours. I like useful tools.

Pin Button

Well, my lovely friends, that’s my news for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x



  1. The hearts are really looking good & my row by row is also made of 6^ blocks but oh so different to yours.. We do seem to gather up all sorts of items related to our crafts, don’t we? I was also going to enquire after your Mum, so glad to hear she is on the mend. Take care, stay safe & huggles.


    1. Hi Susan, 6 inch blocks are a good size for smallish project. I considered smaller but I didn’t want to struggle. And besides it helps use up a bigger chunk of my older stash. I am grateful for the tools I have accumulated in the 26 years that I have participated in quilt making. And my mother is doing really well. Thanks for asking x


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