My fun little exercise of going back four years on my blog to see what I was working on then, and where it is now provided a huge eyeopening shock to me. In the photo above, you see hanging various unquilted tops (called flimsies by some). These hanging tops were mostly made in 2015 and just not sent out to be quilted as of yet. Bad, but not too terrible.
This is an overflowing bin of unquilted tops I had my husband get down off the top shelf of the closet. There must be over a dozen quilt tops in there.
But wait, there's more-
A second, even larger bin of unquilted tops. Easily more than two dozen quilts in there.
I didn't count them because it made me sick to my stomach. Ok, I did go back and count them. 47 quilt tops. Forty seven.
There are some older projects in there that are kind of meh. But the majority of them, certainly more than half, are beautiful quilt tops. A huge investment of time and money. Sitting in plastic bins. Providing no warmth, no comfort, no joy.
This truly made me ill. How did this get so out of control? I am telling you here and now, everyone I know is receiving a quilt at the next gift giving occasion. I am sending these tops out, one or two a month until they are a satisfying stack of beautiful, ready to be enjoyed (by someone) proper quilts.