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Saturday, March 17, 2012 3 Comments »
Well, now that I have my new computer, I realize why I was so frustrated editing pictures for posting on my old one.  My old CPU, easily 10 years old, had a whopping 8 meg of RAM, and a 500 meg hard drive -- it was virtually top-of-the-line when I bought it, but could no longer handle the demands I made of it.  The new machine is more middle-of-the-road, but has 8 GIG of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive.   Yowzer.

So now I will begin catching up. 

First in line is the 3rd Jelly Roll 1600 quilt that I did for Christmas.  I gave my neice and my nephew's fiance batik jelly roll quilts for Christmas.  By the time I realized that my step-nephew's fiance would be joining us for Christmas as well; I was only able to get the top done for hers.  I finally pieced the back & sent it off to my FLLQ (Friendly Local Longarm Quilter).  

And here it is!  It's made with a Bali Pop, plus some random batik scaps from my scrap bin, and is named Chablis and Merlot in honor of the Rebecca's love of wine.







I gave it to her today at the end of her bridal shower, and she loved it.  Now I need to get cracking on their wedding quilt.  I'm trying something different this time -- a kaliedescope quilt.  Thanks to Sue, at SuBee Sews for giving me the idea.  You need to check out some of the kaliedescope quilts she has made. 

3 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Lovely Jelly Roll quilt, wine jelly. Cheers!

Becky M said...

Amazing the difference a new computer makes isn't it? Sounds like you got a good one! Love the quilt. Any quilt named after wine must be good!

Denise in PA said...

Those batik strips really work well in this quilt - it's beautiful!