My favorite phrase to accompany anything I do handmade: DON'T LOOK TOO CLOSE! *Grin* There are at least two wonky seams, both of which I guess I could've fixed, but I was lacking in the motivation department. Gives it character, thinks me!
I chose to do "in the ditch" quilting because it was my FIRST experience with quilting. Have I got a lot of improving to do! I'm pleased enough with the way the [table topper] turned out and I happen to know that my MIL was quite taken with it, too. My guess is she's more touched by the effort than the result, although I did notice the topper made its debut on the living room coffee table.
JUST DON'T LOOK TOO CLOSE! *Grin*