I have friends who finish each quilt before starting a new one. I admire their attitude and their resolve, but absolutely cannot do what they do. Thankfully there is no necessity for everyone to manage their quilting in the same way!
Some of my projects have taken years because I lost heart and shuffled them to the bottom of a pile, like the little school house quilt on my previous post. Other quilts take years because I'm not content to work on one project without intermission especially when a project takes hundreds of hours to accomplish. Yes, hundreds. Like some everlasting gobstopper quilt type project.
Currently I have two of these "more than I can chew" quilts on the go. Every day I try to put in SOME time on each. Most days I can only nibble way, not really take a serious bite out of them, progress seems painfully slow.
One other legacy my parents left me was a saying that often runs through my head while working on these gobstopper quilts..."You can eat an elephant one bite at a time." Eventually these projects will be done, just like some massive meal, just not in one sitting.
** disclaimer: No elephants were harmed in the production of this blog**