The letter that goes with this block talks of the girls hand piecing blocks for quilts. I have to admit that if I had to hand piece blocks, I probably wouldn't be so into quilting.
Hand quilting, now I enjoy that although I have very limited experience. I can't make myself take that long to complete a project. I can get so much more done by machine quilting.
However, I am seriously considering hand quilting my Dear Jane quilt that I recently started. For some reason it feels like it would be paying homage to Jane and all of her hard work if I sacrificed the time it would take to hand quilt my version of her quilt. We'll see.
I love my sewing machine and am happiest when I'm sitting there stitching. So, to each her own. We're all creating in our own special ways.