Yes, that's 11 quilts folks. They took up an entire seat in the car, and I almost wanted to buckle them in for safety. I don't know if you do this, but I get awfully protective of my quilts.
Well, I should say that technically, there are 10 quilts, and one quilt top, because that stack includes The Beast. The Beast is my name for my latest quilt. No- not the official name that I'll put on the quilt label, but that's just what I tend to call it in my own head. Not because of the way it looks, but because of the size and weight of it. Last night, I basted it (basting is the devil), and tonight, I started quilting. I had to take a picture of it on my machine just to give you an idea of how massive it is. It is 80 x 100, which is the largest quilt I've ever made- except for my first one, but since that one's a bit of a mess, it doesn't really count.
Between going out of town this weekend, starting back to school yesterday, and the sheer size of this thing making each step take longer, I feel like this quilt is taking forever to get finished. I much prefer my summertime "one quilt a week" schedule.
Tonight, I managed to finish half of the quilting though, so that's some progress at least. I'm doing a simple meander so that I don't add too much busy stitching to the already busy fabric.
I can't wait to get the quilting finished and take some good pictures in the daylight! But for now, I think I'll just rest my arms and shoulders from fighting the weight of The Beast with all of this FMQ.