I believe the "light at the end the tunnel" analogy is way over-used. But there are times when it just makes a point better than anything else.
If you have somehow missed my many posts on this quilt, this is Kim McLean's Lollypop quilt pattern and is done primarily with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. My friend, mom22smartchix, finished her top as of this past weekend and it is fabulous. We started together and chose different paths in our approach to applique and I hope mine is half as wonderful as hers when I get it done. We've learned from each other - we've commiserated with each other - we have conspired with each other - but we never competed with each other. And I could look at hers for hours. She's a little wacky and is already planning her second one but that's another post for another day!
I hope you are working on a project that you love and are inspired to finish (eventually!).