Perhaps, just perhaps, I may have learnt a little of the meaning of these three attributes by the time I have finished my current quilting project! Remember this quilt?....
My Kim/Keiko Flower Garden Quilt (pattern based on Kim McLean's Flower Garden, most of the fabrics are Keiko Goke fabrics). It took around 18 months to make the top (strip pieced backgrounds, needleturned applique flowers). I have now embarked on hand quilting it...with A LOT of little Kantha style stitches all over the entire quilt!
Using a crease marker, I am marking up a few inches at a time, at 1/4 inch intervals, then sitting under a good light at night and hand stitching away until my heart is content!!
Of course I am using Perle 8 threads to do it (I do just adore them)...6 subtle colours and usually done with around 3-7 rows of each colour. I have found it stitches well using a size 8 embroidery needle.
This is going to take me a little while, I'm finding I can get one flower panel done in around 3-4 nights of about 2 1/2 hours of stitching each night. But I must say, it is better than therapy, I find it ever so relaxing and enjoyable, so I don't think I will mind the time it takes!