Friday, September 24, 2010

Nines' tub of shame...

Sandy started the whole thing by asking how many quilt tops I have that need to be quilted... a lot, I figured. Quite a lot. But I hadn't actually counted in a long while so I went digging in the tubs under my counter. After sifting and sorting I came up with one large tub.

First, I would just like to say that this represents an extensive amount of piecing. Right? It's hardly like I haven't been doing anything. Right? The grand total? Well... there are 19 bed-sized quilts and another 10 or so smaller ones. And I call myself a quilter. Shameful. Sigh. And this doesn't include Mom's tub. No, Mom, I am not trying to make you feel guilty. Just stating facts. (amidst the quilt tops were numerous finished quilts. Too many to number, to be honest. I need some of my grown children to come home and take some of them away. And I need to make gifts of some of them. It isn't like I won't make more, you know. Something has to be done about this overwhelming urge to cut and sew...)

So what do I plan to do about the situation? Well I worked at the LQS for two quilt backs, today. And I am going to seriously curb my fabric shopping in favor of backing and batting shopping. And I need to set a date with the quilting machine and stick to it. A little discipline. Wouldn't that be novel? Wish me luck.

7 comments:

scraphappy said...

You could try the Bonnie Hunter method of cutting up 10.5 inch squares and sewing them together for backing fabric. Three things accomplished in one fell swoop: clearing out unlovelies from your stash, satisfying the urge to cut and piece and coming up with "free" backing fabric.

julieQ said...

That is about how many I have to quilt too...not bad at all, right? RIGHT? Hee!! I need a little discipline too!

Julie in the Barn said...

Thank you, dear Nines, for making me feel better. I have 22 tops and at least 6 other partially done quilts. I don't feel so bad knowing you have almost as many and a quilting machine to boot! I get bogged down getting the backs prepped so the tops seem to just stack up.

Sarah N. said...

Remember when you used to quilt at least one top a week? I guess I need to come up there and enforce that again!

I have talked the family into staying home from tail gating today in favor of getting something done around here. The kids need to clean their rooms and I am hoping to make some progress on the class sample for the quilt class I am teaching in a month.

As far as making progress on your pile of tops - get the kids to help you pin them on!

Love you!

Peni said...

Well, I don't see anything shameful in all that work! When I bring my tub, my box may equal yours. . . but I'm neither apologizing nor in any hurry. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

Isobel said...

Happy quilting.

Susan said...

I wish you luck! I guess that makes you a topper? Until you have them quilted, but you will. Won't it soon be time for your children to plan those meals, leaving you more hours to quilt?