Should I try this again? Maybe.
Recently I finished a quilt for Maria. I slowly worked at hand quilting this quilt for about two years (!). Now it is done. It was nice to get to the end or find the end of this everlasting project. Hand quilting is worth it because I think it looks far better than machine. It just takes sooo long, and would be discouraging when I couldn't wrangle up the motivation to keep at it. In any case, it looks beautiful on Maria's bed. I remember starting this quilt at a time that Maria was very frightened of many things. She couldn't sleep at night and wanted me there with her until she fell asleep. I was so sorry for her and wanted to be able to help, but it just took time for her to work through her worries. I didn't get the quilt finished in time for it to be of any comfort. The entire quilt is backed with one of my all time favorite fabrics, a little red riding hood toile. I thought the story was appropriate because it deals with a young girl who is both afraid and brave.
Betsy can't wait for me to get started on one for her. I don't know how many more twin size hand quilted quilts I can make.