Assuming that I counted right -- and I was VERY careful this time around -- I've got fifty-one. Hooray!
I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to get the top assembled, but right now I'm content just to have the blocks done. This hasn't been the most fun quilt ever. It's not the horrible waste of perfectly good green fabric that I started to fear I was making, but I'm not in love with it. It will look better once the blocks are assembled into a top. And better than that once it's quilted.
The problem with that plan is I'm going to quilt the tops I love first, so who knows when this poor thing will gets its turn. I don't have a whole lot of time to play right now, let alone worry about when I'm going to get a free day to drive up and use the long arm.
This forced semi-no buy is going better than I thought it would. With eleven days left in the month, I've spent --
I think that's a respectable job of keeping my spending in check. Not good enough for me to buy that bobbin case when the month's up, but bad enough to be ashamed of either.