I work full time and I need to make the most of the time I have. Piecing by machine is quick, efficient, effective and rewarding. But... sometimes I want to revel in the meditative, slow and thoughtful process of hand piecing.
I take a curious delight in doing things the long way occasionally. When it is a long hard road to create something I somehow appreciate it more. I have more a personal connection when I have watched the quilt slowly grow and evolve.
I am not removed from the process. I am a participant.
I love to reach the end quickly and to see what has been abstract and theoretical in the flesh. But, sometimes, it is the journey rather than the destination.