I love piecing, and I like quilting, too - it is the end of the creative process. I cannot stand sandwiching the quilt - it takes so much time and I usually have to redo it. I've tried all kinds of tips and still the back is wrinkly. Then there's the time issue. With a 3 year old, almost 4, who still wants me stop everything I'm doing and play and watch cartoons, well, that doesn't leave much time after all other household chores are attended to and I need my 8 hrs/night - I am an early bird, not a night owl.
I've had a couple of quilts done by a local long-armer due to time and lack of FMQ skills on my part. She offered to baste quilts for me! She did these 3 lap quilts for about $10 each. Awesome! Two days after getting them back, two of them are ditch quilted so I can remove the basting and add some FMQ.
Sew, this afternoon I will be sitting with my feet propped up, having been to the gym already, watching the Colts play and removing basting stitches.