Category: Looking for a Good Home

Always Game for a Custom Checkerboard Order

I ❤ returning customers, but it’s rare that a customer returns this fast… on June 3rd, I sold a quilted checkerboard game and on June 5th, this message from Desiree R. popped up over on WQEtsy

I just received a checkerboard set from you that I ordered for my dad for Father’s Day and it is absolutely gorgeous.

My brother’s birthday is coming up and I thought he would also love one.

Together we came up with the perfect theme for her brother’s gift and his video gamer custom checkerboard quilt is shipping today – June 11th!

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I can’t promise such a fast turn around every time, but keep custom quilted checkerboards from Whimzie Quiltz in mind… I’m always “game” to make new ones!

I May Have Hit My Max

Every year I plan a number of new items for my Etsy store. Every year I complain – loudly and often (sorry, Hubs) – about how much work I have to do and how little time there is to do it.

This year, though, I may have finally broken myself… here are the FIFTY-EIGHT(!) quilted countdown calendars started for the 2020 holiday season at whimziequiltz.etsy.com!

Countdown Calendars in Progress

There’s at least 2 of each design shown – 58 in all!

The chances of me getting all these finished before November are pretty slim (I’ve still got some from last year that aren’t completely finished and that was a much smaller batch.)

But I’m so excited to see all the ideas I had in my head coming to life! The sports-themed ones and the princesses have been rattling around in there for quite some time. And I’ve been noodling on the three different dog treat designs since last year. Getting everything out of my brain – and onto fabric – is such a thrill.

There’s even a chance now that I have so many individual designs that I’ll open a second Etsy store just for countdown calendars. Or perhaps look for a craft faire opportunity once there’s a COVID-19 vaccine available. Yes, taking on so many projects during a pandemic lockdown has been stressful, but I’m cautiously optimistic, too.

Time to get back to work…

 

Are You Game?

Off and on for the last few months I’ve been working 16 quilted checkerboards meant for my Whimzie Quiltz Etsy store. It finally stopped raining here long enough to photograph the finished games this weekend and they are now listed in the Checkers Games section (seriously, this has been the wettest March and April I’ve ever experienced in San Diego and I’ve lived here for 20+ years!)

I know a lot of the in stock games are holiday-themed (I’m a sucker for Halloween and Christmas fabrics!) but there are several that are specifically themed for kids. If you or someone you know needs an activity to keep young ones busy while they are stuck inside during the pandemic, these might be worth checking out… and if the listed price is a bit more than you can manage right now, convo me through Etsy. Let me know you saw this blog post and we’ll work out a discount. Stay safe.

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Here’s links to some that might work especially well for kids ~

Kermit the Frog Quilted Checkerboard Game

Puppy Dogs Quilted Checkerboard Game

Race Cars Quilted Checkerboard Game

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Quilted Checkerboard Game

Superhero Words Quilted Checkerboard Game

Sailboats Quilted Checkerboard Game

Horses Quilted Checkerboard Game

Outer Space Quilted Checkerboard Game

Don’t Get Caught Holding the Same Old Wine Bag this Christmas!

Welcome to another edition of Looking for a Good Home ~ my chance to show off some of the quilted items currently for sale in my Etsy shop. These posts are purely sales and marketing, without any custom quilt-y tidbits, so feel free to skip on by if you’re more interested in stories behind the quilts I create. If you do stick around, favorites and purchases are always appreciated ~ use the coupon code GOODHOME in store and save 10%!


Wine is such a traditional holiday gift staple, perfect for those who are oenophiles, those who are hard to buy for, even for those who got left off the list! But your wine gifts will look NON-traditional with these quilted wine wrap sets fromWhimzie Quiltz and More, all looking for a good home…

Funny “Thankful Grateful Blessed” Thanksgiving Wine Wrap Set

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Ugly Sweater Party Contest Prize Wine Wrap Set

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Funny Christmas Gift Tags Wine Wrap Set

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Colorful Christmas Characters Wine Wrap Set

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New Year’s Champagne Bottle Wrap Set

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Don’t Blink! Quilted Doctor Who Items in Stock Now

Welcome to another edition of Looking for a Good Home ~ my chance to show off some of the quilted items currently for sale in my Etsy shop. These posts are purely sales and marketing, without any custom quilt-y tidbits, so feel free to skip on by if you’re more interested in stories behind the quilts I create. If you do stick around, favorites and purchases are always appreciated ~ use the coupon code GOODHOME in store and save 10%!


The angels may have the phone box, but I’ve got several quilted Doctor Who items available at Whimzie Quiltz Etsy right now, all looking for a good home…

Countdown to the Christmas Special TARDIS Advent Calendar

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TARDIS / Police Box Sign 12″ x 16″ Pillow Sham

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Pink TARDIS / Police Box Sign 12″ x 16″ Pillow Sham

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Always Take a Companion 14″ x 14″ Pillow Sham

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Counting Down to Halloween with Whimzie Quiltz

Welcome to another edition of Looking for a Good Home ~ my chance to show off some of the quilted items currently for sale in my Etsy shop. These posts are purely sales and marketing, without any custom quilt-y tidbits, so feel free to skip on by if you’re more interested in stories behind the quilts I create. If you do stick around, favorites and purchases are always appreciated ~ use the coupon code GOODHOME in store and save 10%!


Does Halloween tend to sneak up on you? Well, I might not be able to stop Halloween from shouting “Boo!” and making you jump, but I can help with keeping track of when the holiday will arrive ~ with a quilted Halloween countdown calendar! I’ve got several looking for a good home, all available at Whimzie Quiltz Etsy right now…

Witch Legs | Trick or Treat Smell My Feet Halloween Countdown Calendar 

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Witch Hat | Witching You a Happy Halloween Countdown Calendar

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Harlequin Masquerade Pumpkin | Something Wicked This Way Comes Halloween Countdown Calendar

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Hanging Bat | Cute Waiting for Halloween Countdown Calendar

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Eek! | Cute Spider Halloween Countdown Calendar 

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Fang-tastic Candy Cane Vampire Halloween Countdown Calendar 

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I’ve Got My (Spooky Cat) Eyes on You Halloween Countdown Calendar 

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Don’t Get Caught Holding the (Same Old Wine) Bag This Halloween

I’ve decided to start a new feature in my blog called Looking for a Good Home which will show off some of the quilted items currently for sale in my Etsy shop. These posts are going to be purely sales and marketing, without any custom quilt-y tidbits, so feel free to skip on by if you’re more interested in stories behind the quilts I create. If you do stick around, favorites and purchases are always appreciated ~ use the coupon code GOODHOME in store and save 10%!


Are you just into Halloween for the boos ~ or the booze? If it’s the latter, check out these eerie-sistible quilted wine wrap sets looking for a good home, all available in the Whimzie Quiltz Etsy store now…

Grim Reaper Halloween Wine Bottle Cover & Snack Coasters

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Drink Up Witches Halloween Wine Wrap / Mug Rug Set

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Bone Appetite Halloween Wine Bottle Cover & Snack Coasters

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Just Here for the Boos Halloween Wine Wrap / Mug Rug Set

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