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.