Monday, December 21, 2015

Is it Christmas yet?

Little change on the design wall

Not much to report at this time since most of my sewing has been gift related, to be revealed at a later point in time. Suffice to say I'm honing in on my Christmas objectives. Shopping is done, almost all the wrapping is done, and gifts have been delivered to Son-1, et al. across town. Their gifts for Son-2 family remain in the van, ready for the trip to Arkansas.

Geese on the Move
I did find time to make four more Geese on the Move blocks in between binding and washing a quilt. Which leads me to a question. Do you have a front-loading machine? Mine does not spin enough water out of a quilt on a regular cold-water wash. I end up having to run a second rinse and spin cycle so that it isn't a soggy, drippy mess. Is there a better setting for me to use?

I still have a Kindle cover to make, three table toppers to finish, a fidget quilt to make, not to mention multiple loaves of cranberry-orange bread on the agenda today. Oh, I almost forgot, getting the guest room ready for SIL. I'd better get crackin'!

In case I don't get back to the blog, I extend my 

Best Wishes for the Merriest of Christmases 

to all my loyal readers.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times and Main Crush Monday


  1. Your geese blocks are so pretty! I occasionally have the same problem with my washer but I have no answers :(

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. I just love these blocks... and the fabrics you are using. Have a very Merry Christmas, too!

  3. Great block! Merry Christmas :)

  4. Love your geese blocks. My front load machine spins quilts perfectly every time.
    Safe travels and a very merry Christmas.

  5. I really love your geese - can't wait to see the quilt all put together!
    Merry Christmas and happy trails!

  6. Love those neutral geese blocks. Hope all your Christmas prep stays on schedule. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Great looking Geese on the Move blocks, especially in the neutral colors & laid out as you have them.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Can you set your spin speed? My front loader lets me set this. On my old front loader I found that I needed to wash a quilt with something else so it was balanced and would spin the water out. Hope this helps.

  9. I don't tend to wash my quilts in my HE front loader. I long for my water wasting top loader more than I care to admit. Mine has few choices. Your Geese on the Move are lovely.

  10. If I have a big or heavy load I sometimes have that problem, but not often. I think it has something to do with the way the load is balanced, but then again I'm not sure. See how much help all that was?? :) Your Geese on the Move blocks are wonderful! I really like your color choices for the blocks. Thanks for sharing on MCM. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


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