The Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits is possibly my longest WIP. According to the pattern, you need nearly 400 hexipuffs (these puffy knitted hexagons) to complete it. The finished size looks to be about big enough to go on a single bed, so originally my idea was to make it twice as large to put on our double bed instead.
That said, this has been taking ages! I've come to the conclusion that I don't really have a use for a quilt for the bed; instead, I am going to make just enough hexipuffs to cover my armchair. I expect just under 400 hexipuffs should suffice, so I am not that far off my target right now. At the moment, I have around 230 hexipuffs. I'm getting there!
Usually, I don't work on this quilt regularly. There are phases during which I knit loads of hexipuffs in one go, but there are also very long stretches during which I forget about them till next time. Right now I am knitting more of them because of knit club. These little things are easy to carry with you and you don't have to focus much on what you're doing. I am now on my second big bag of stuffing and I suspect I might need a third in order to finish!
At the end I will have to find a good way to sew all these hexipuffs together. Not looking forward to that! I started in December 2011. This may take another few years.