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.
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, 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.
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
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 :)
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
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