since starting nursing school back in march, i’ve really struggled to try and find time to get some stitching in. even though i am loving school, i’ve been laden down with loads of school work. let me tell ya, nursing school ain’t for sissies. 😉 the need to stitch hasn’t disappeared, it’s just that time is so very limited.
i started hand-piecing this quilt about 3 weeks into classes last march, knowing that the only way i was going to get some stitching is was in those few, “lost moments” that randomly appear. i carried my little hand-piecing bag with me almost everywhere. even if i was only able to sneak in a dozen stitches here and there, it helped that creative side of my brain to calm itself down a bit. and those dozen or so stitches taken at random all added up over the months to form units, and then blocks and full rows. finally….finally, we have ourselves a top.
and a wrinkled one at that (*note to self: gotta schedule in ironing time*). i’m really happy with how it has turned out. five rows wide and 7 rows long. once the borders are done and added, it should measure out to be big enough to fit a double bed (not that we have one of those here…obviously it grew a bit from my original plans!).
at this point, it is folded up and rests upon my sewing chair. i don’t have enough spare moments that is needed to sew up the borders at this time, so it waits. hopefully come mid-october, when i have my end-of-level break, i’ll get a chance to break out the machine and have at it. it’s been a patient quilt. 😉