Sometime over summer, my brother-in-law's mother-in-law (who I do know quite well) asked me if I'd take on a quilting job; her neighbour (I think) had pieced a queen-size top years ago, and just wanted it finished. I agreed, and they brought it up one night to discuss options (and consume Baileys and chocolate!). She already had the backing, and I got the batting immediately.
From the start I knew to would be a while before I got around to it; I already had several looming deadlines. Then I ordered my new machine, and it seemed silly to tackle such a big quilt on my old machine when I had one with so much more space on the way. Then there were the frustrations with the machine, and some smaller projects. Now I feel I'd better get on with this.
In three hours tonight, I've pieced the back (you can see a little of it folded over at the top right) pressed the lot, and sandwiched and pinned it all. And discovered that it is really a large king-size quilt!