|Gold and Red Qtr. Triangles in the hoop|
|A very simply quilted centerpiece|
|Love looking at the stitching on a pieced back|
It takes me about 1 1/2 hours to stitch a full frame (with the pattern I'm currently stitching) give or take how many interruptions I get from my loving family wanting help with homework or a fresh bowl of popcorn etc. That means I have about 50 hrs. worth of stitching left to do--not even close to being finished up girl! Yep. It can be very deflating when you look at it that way.
But who really cares? That's not the point. It really can't be if we want to quilt by hand. The reality is, we're going to have to ignore that part of the equation if we ever expect to enjoy slow quilting. So we'll make a few less quilts than someone else. Big deal. It's the process that matters. The finished product. And honestly, it's really about what quilting means in the big picture--just slowing down in order to enjoy (and savor) the ride. Quilting is sooo made up of many, many small moments. And too, isn't it a wonderful thing to be a part of many, many generations worth of hand craftsmanship?