Tsunami Quilts–The Obsession Starts

(pt. 2)

I was looking around in my project boxes trying to decide what to work on next – I needed to clear out a box for another new project.  My eyes fell upon these.  I figured I could finish the few blocks and whip up the top and move it out. 

When I took out the blocks and the cut fabrics and such, I realized, I really didn’t like them.  Ok.  No big deal.  I could still finish the top and give it to Na Lima Aloha (my guild’s charity project). 

I still happened to have the previous tsunami tops on my desk and I put two and two together.  I finished the blocks that needed to be done and then decided I would add them to the pile of tsunami blocks.  I figured “cool, a way to knock out a UFO and accomplish a goal of giving a nice number of quilts to the project!”

Here they are quilted:


I could have stopped here with 18 quilts… but noooo….

Jelly Roll Quilt Along Blocks

Back in 2010 Moose on the Porch hosted a Jelly Roll Quilt Along and I started it.  I quickly fell behind and disinterested.  I really didn’t like the fabric I chose.  I did use jelly roll that I had in my stash.  Today while looking at my project boxes trying to decide where my UFO #8 was located, my eyes fell on this project.  I had cut out the five remaining blocks when my machine was in for service at the end of 2011.

I was able to whip out the last remaining blocks:

Block 7


Block 9


Block 10


Block 11


Block 12


Jelly Roll Sampler – Quilt Along


I have decided to do this.  It will help me bust some stash and seems simple enough to get a couple of blocks done each month.  Plus, I can’t seem to say no to a new project.  The first block was posted yesterday.  If you want to join, click the above picture and you can make your own block.  I am sure you have an extra jelly roll (or two) that is sitting around waiting on you to use it.

Here is my first block.  I am using Kashmir III fabric.


I am trying to decide if I want to make a second using my Mary Englebriet Christmas Jelly Roll.  Stay Tuned for that decision.  :)