I am making a Winding Ways quilt. It has curved seams and intersections with multiple seams creating bulk. I have made 3 blocks, one is machine pieced and three are hand pieced. I like that the seams on the hand pieced blocks are stitched from point of seam intersection to point of seam intersection instead of raw edge-to-raw edge. It leaves the seam allowances free, and the multiple seam intersection more flexible, if that makes sense. Is that feature helpful for quilting over seams?
If there's no huge end benefit to hand piecing, I may go back to stitching on the machine. Even with all the pinning on the curved seams and narrow joining pieces, it is faster than doing it by hand.