The new school year has begun and I was excited to be able to hang a little piece of “home” in my school clinic.
This block means a lot to me.
COVID hit in Spring 2020, my first year at my new district at a public school.. I was already feeling pretty overwhelmed and having a worldwide pandemic was daunting as a healthcare worker. It was perfectly fitting that I was able to pattern test Nurse Nancy for Easy Patchwork.
Little did I know at the time, that the next 3 years would be filled with COVID and very little quilting. Even this new school year, I am still giving guidance to parents and reporting to the State Department of Health.
This summer, I finally “found” my studio again and decided I would finally finish the block. I had played around with ideas of wall hangings or making more blocks along the health lines. But after much thought, I felt the block needed to be by itself as a memory for me.
I found a frame just bigger than the block.
Added more background so I could stitch some crosshatch diamond quilting.
I found some cute hexagon cork board to surround her! I love EPP and it is a lovely nod to that. I hope to have some cute updates as I decorate for each new month. Paper bats in October and butterflies in spring pinned to them?