Lets Ketchup!

Holy Heck its been a while since I shared what I’ve been working on…and also what’s in my future. So in no particular order…lets catch up!

  • I am carrying on with the Deep Dive Quilt Along which is hosted by the folks at https://arteastquiltingco.com. Since last September we’ve been building all kinds of deep sea darlings. February was kinda off the wall block wise, sigh, it’s Jellyfish…These are NOT my favourite ocean critters. If you’ve ever been to the beach on the East Coast (or probably any coast), you know you always have to watch where you are walking or swimming, so you don’t run into one of these guys. I am making two quilts, one from the kit I purchased and one using fabrics from my stash.
Fred and Gladys
Nelly and Kelly

Here are my January blocks from the same QAL. Yup these guys are Seals. I love both of them.

And here are my December blocks…

John and Yoko

And now we are all up-to-date on that!

  • Since I enjoyed the January Hearts on File Blog Hop so much, I jumped at the chance to join the Salt and Sand Blog Hop coming up in March. Watch for my post coming on March 25. If you want to see more details about this Hop, just click on the link and you can read all about it. https://www.justletmequilt.com. Just a little heads up…I’m looking for patterns/tutorials for a simple pouch to put my eyeglasses in at the beach. If you have a lead on one, please let me know in the comments.
  • I love Round Robin quilting bees–in case you don’t know, these are quilt-alongs that start with your own centerpiece block, then are passed to the next quilter to add a round, and so on and so on…Sadly its just about impossible to participate in one right now because of that dang Covid-19 virus. So imagine how happy I was to find a virtual version of a Round Robin event. If you are interested in building a round robin quilt with a group of like minded folks, click on the link. https://quiltinggail.com and see what this is all about. We are on Round 4 now. (its still a work in progress, so I cannot show you the finished flimsy, but here is where I’m at so far. At some point this week, I will be adding a checkerboard border.
  • Next up its the Mini Mod Swap – Atlantic Bubble. Here in eastern Canada, we continue to be unable to travel between provinces, but that doesn’t mean we cannot participate in a multi-guild block swap. This swap was created by Berene from https://happysewlucky.com. It began as a mini-mod block swap away out on the west coast of Canada and found its way to our Guild in February 2021. Eye Candy from Guilds in PEI, NS, NL and NB is out there for your viewing pleasure at https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/atlanticbubbleminimod/ . Here are the itty-bitty 2″ unfinished blocks I made yesterday during the snow storm.

And last but definitely not least…we have a new puppy. Say hello to Myrrhy. He is a mini-schnoodle. He came to live with us on Boxing Day. He is a 5.2 lb whirlwind. Naturally we love him and think he’s perfect. Stay tuned for many many more photos of this guy.

Did you do something creative today?


  1. Selina says:

    Beautiful Velda ! Looks like you ate keeping busy and enjoying life!


  2. thedarlingdogwood says:

    I love all your ocean creatures, and I love that you name them all! Your SAHRR looks fantastic!!!! Can’t wait to see it grow!


  3. quiltinggail says:

    Myrrhy looks absolutely adorable … he is adorable … so cute!!!! I was pleasantly surprised to see you’re working on the SAHRR!!! So good to have you join us! And, I love the interpretation of the rounds you have made! They look great! My DH wandered by as I was starting to look through your post – he loved the jelly fish!!! Said, “those are cute and creative!” … Happy Quilting! 🙂


  4. So good to see your post in my inbox, and better still to see what you are working on. Of course, I’m partial to your Round Robin – it’s looking good. Your little pup is a cutie!


  5. Nancy Kelly says:

    As always a great read,colorful,and fun.Your new pup is so… cute


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