How many pins does it take to pin baste a king size quilt? A boat load! It took hours and hours but it is finally pin basted and it is HEAVY. And since I love a pieced back, of course I pieced the back. What is unusual about this particular back is that I actually had some 1 yd pieces to use. I generally never buy more than 1/4 or 1/2 yd pieces of fabric. (No, I'm not cheap. I just think more is more when it comes to using different fabrics.) I would like to thank my friend Ann at the Stitching Studio in Austin, Tx (another place I teach machine quilting) for letting me come and use her tables to get this "baby" pin basted. She is very fabulous, creative, and prolific. I'd like to say I'm starting my stitch in the ditch today, but alas, I'm getting packed up to go out of town. The kids and I are going to Dallas for spring break and as luck would have it the Dallas Quilt Show is this weekend. And since we are staying at my mother's, I am taking my machine in the hope that I will get some sewing in. (I don't know how realistic this is, but hope does spring eternal.) So I'm off to pack and if I get everything done, I might get lucky enough to get a little machine time in. Happy quilting.