When I finally decided I wanted to use sewing tools I was suddenly hit with the idea of tic-tact-toe as I started sketching various tools.Perhaps our first theme of games was still in my head. I always admired the hand stitched quilts but I've always stitched as much as possible with my machine. But the choice is always there for me. I thought it was a slam dunk once I had decided on the two tools that would have the dual but then I had an unlimited number of options for how the game would play out. I also started out with the idea of hand stitching the black cording and struggled getting it through my quilt until I discovered a glove made it much easier. (more photos over at my blog) Half way through I decided that was not looking good so Machine won again and the cord was machine stitched in place. I made up for not being able to free motion quilt on the last challenge and free motioned everywhere on this one. I guess Machine really won the dual of tools this time!