I don’t just have one quilt project at a time I have many, that way if I get tired of working on one for what ever the reason I just go and work on another one, then if/when I have problems or tired of working on that one I move onto another one....again and again and again, this way I find it helps me keep my interest up overall......hope I am making sense......and I know that most of us quilters have a number of projects going at any time. I have different size projects also, as suggested I may have a large quilt, carry bags, table runners, placemats, cot quilt etc etc etc......so if I am really having a hard time continuing I just move onto a small easy project and settle on that and work away merrily. At the moment I have about 12 different projects I am working on at all different stages.
Welcome to the world of quilting and I do hope you find the help you need on this site especially on the forum, we have all been a beginner, so don’t feel alone, not one of us are born a patchworking/quilting expert, so also don’t be to hard on yourself either.
Just thought you may get a bit of a laugh out of this, I had sewn most of my life, you know the kids outfits and dresses for yourself etc etc but over time and with what you can buy these days in the shops ready made had stopped many years ago, well when I retired about five years ago I looked around for a hobby and first thought no I would find something else other than sewing as a hobby, well I looked and looked and kept coming back to "sewing", but I did not want to make clothing at all, then I found patchworking/quilting, well one day I went to a patchwork shop and started one of those sew as you go mornings, the lady in charge was showing me how to make this table runner and I had to make 1/2 square triangles, well she gave me this long clear plastic thingy and just said "mark on the fabric" well I sat there holding this clear plastic thingy and did not know what to do with it, so I started to try and draw triangles with this thingy starting from the top corner and working across, as you can imagine it was not in the least accurate, well after a little while the other ladies noticed what I was doing and grabbed my hand and whispered no no no that’s not what you do, you use this template and then use the 1/4" ruler (is that what it was) to mark your 1/4" sewing line to sew on......oh dear......what a dill I was........anyway the lady in charge saw us all whispering and came over to see what was going on and did I get into trouble (she was not a nice lady at all and quite nasty I thought, obviously so did the others as they all whispering).........well that was my introduction to patchworking.........needless to say I never went back to a shop for over a year and ended up joining TQS and have learnt so much, as I have been watching the shows and reading about teachers on this site so I have since changed by attitude to teachers and can say I have not come across another one like this lady was, what I have learnt from this experience is that if you are interested in and have a love for something like quilting then don’t let anything or anyone take the joy out of it for you, just soldier on at your own pace and at a working level that you are happy with and knowing you will grow with it. Five years ago I would never have thought that I could have sewn last years TQS BOM let alone this years TQS BOM.....so I have come so farrrrrrr........well you will have to mark in your diary for five years ahead to come back to this page and read your words again and tell us the quilting difference in your life.