i have been quilting for over 40 years. i handquilt using a Q-Snap frame. I have done a queen size Trip Around the World quilt in two weeks by quilting diagonal lines through the blocks. Mot of my quilts take anywhere from a month to 4 months depending on size, amount of quilting to be done, and what is happening in my life at the time. I try to determine roughly how long it takes me to quilt one block and estimate a time frame for finishing the quilting. I can only work a few hours at a time before the arthritis kicks in --usually a three hour period--so base my estimate in how many blocks i can do in that time.