Hand quilting. I've talked about it before.
But I decided to hand quilt this little project for a few reasons: it's small, I know it will enhance the embroidery, and most importantly ... THE OLYMPICS ARE ON!!! I'm quite happy to stitch away as I watch my favourite figure skating pair Tessa and Scott float across the ice. And cheer on the Dufour-Laporte sisters as they make it to the podium. I'd never even heard of those awesome girls from Quebec before yesterday, and I haven't got the.slightest.clue about snowboarding. But that doesn't stop me from getting excited about it and feeling very proud of my country's athletes!
National pride doesn't prevent me from marveling at all the athletes from around the world, though. Their dedication, sacrifice, training and skill amaze me. I love how the world comes together for the Olympics. :)
Back to quilting.
I know my hand quilting won't win any gold medals. I'm not too fussed about making sure my stitches are perfectly even and consistent. But I'm ok with that. It's more about the finished look than the closeup inspection. A girl's gotta pick her battles, right?