I’ve been trying to push through to complete my stepsister’s wedding quilt (as mentioned in my WIP Challenge list), and am making good progress. As of last night, the top is nearly finished – just needs an outside border. In case you’re wondering, the blocks have a 3″ finished center square, 1″ inner ring, and 2″ outer ring. Sashing is 1″.
I will forever associate this quilt with How I Met Your Mother. Sometimes I like to listen to music when I sew, sometimes I stream a movie or TV show on my iPad. I have a few friends who adore this show, but I had actually never watched it. Since all but the current season are available on Netflix, it has become my go-to sewing entertainment, and this quilt has fit neatly into HIMYM-increments.
I had the pieces for the blocks set out in ready-to-chain-piece stacks, with seven blocks per stack. One stack? Two episodes.
Time to add sashing and put the blocks into rows? One episode per row.
Assemble the quilt top? Two rows plus sashing per episode, booyah!
I’m well into the second season, now, and plenty more to go on my ever-expanding to-do list. I wonder how long it’ll take me to catch up to real-time on this show?
What about you? Do you have a favorite playlist or show for when you’re sewing? Or are you content to just listen to the whirr of the machine?