"how long" ?? ?

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edyth wrote
on 15 Apr 2012 6:15 AM

I am very interested on "how long" it takes an average quilter to complete their project.

I am mostly refering to "quilt & fiber art" , but also other projects has my interest also.

An average bed size quilt would also be interesting to know how long it takes to complete their beautiful quilts.  

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on 15 Apr 2012 2:41 PM

Well, I've been working on some projects for 7 years and they aren't finished yet.  If I have a piece that has come into my mind as a whole, from painting fabric to finished quilted work, it can take as little as 4 or 5 days.  I don't often work from a drawing or a complete plan.  Most of my pieces come in a more organic manner and can look like they will be finished quickly, but then bog down because there something missing that doesn't become apparent for a while.

Kathleen

 

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edyth wrote
on 16 Apr 2012 12:44 PM

Kathleen,  I am so relieved to read that I am not alone.....I also do not always work from a photo, drawing or even a complete plan.  Sometimes it just RE-develops as I go along...also my original idea ends up something entirely opposite. 

Thanks for your comment.

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Muppin wrote
on 17 Apr 2012 8:53 AM

My very first quilt is still a UFO (unfinished Object).  It may never be finished.  I decided to work smaller several years ago and haven't looked back.  I finished 52 8 inch square weekly quilts for several years.  I work full time too.  Some of those small works became large works later.

Cheryl / Muppin

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okieLinda wrote
on 17 Apr 2012 11:59 AM

Hi Edyth , you already know my work and that it is all handwork My quilt guild makes fun of me because of how fast I work , my first quilt took two years with a frame hanging from the ceilings then thru the years that went down down down until now sometimes I show a complete quilt in one months time sometimes it takes me 2 or 3 mo , I find I do my best work when I get on  it and get it done before I lose interest ,by working longer I dont feel my quilts would be any better , I have finally hit my stride ,my stitch length ,my way :)

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edyth wrote
on 18 Apr 2012 12:28 AM

Hi Cheryl, Very interesting & especially since you work full time....quite an achievement.  I visited your web-site....I am amazed at how many  different ideas you keeping coming up with each week....amazing!    thank you

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edyth wrote
on 18 Apr 2012 12:34 AM

Hello okieLinda,  Yes, I certainly do know & admire all your work.  It really surprises me each time when how quickly you have your next one on show......remarkable.  I can imagine that you are already planning your next art work in your sleep :>) ..............thank you

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