Category: The Business of Quilting

15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM ~ November

To celebrate 15 years in business, I’m making a quilt ~ and setting aside the 15th day of each month to work on the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM commemorative project.

Check it out ~ the penultimate 15th anniversary quilt block! (Okay, I’m going to be honest, I actually finished this block yesterday, November 14th. But I thought it was the 15th. It’s just been one of those weeks…)

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Overall, I’m not sure I’m in love the design of block #11, the pincushion looks a little weird. I tried it without the “stitches”, though, and it looked even weirder, so it is what it is.

And those pins! So if you don’t sew or quilt, you might not get this, but trust me, it’s pretty amusing… I unwittingly chose a pink and orange floral fabric for the tops of the pins. Yep, I created flower head pins without even realizing it!

I really hope you’re enjoying taking the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quilt journey with me. And remember, there’s still plenty of days each month when I can be working on a super special quilt for you, too! What do you want to celebrate in 2019?

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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15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM ~ October

To celebrate 15 years in business, I’m making a quilt ~ and setting aside the 15th day of each month to work on the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM commemorative project.

It’s getting to be the busiest part of the year for me (so many new holiday items for my Etsy store plus a custom quilt order for Christmas!) but I still took today to finish a block for my 15th Anniversary quilt. Fittingly for the pumpkin month of October, it’s a giant ORANGE sewing machine ~

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Don’t have a lot of time for this write-up either, but suffice it to say this wasn’t one of the simpler blocks. 😀 Glad to have another block finished, though ~ only 2 to go!

I really hope you’re enjoying taking the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quilt journey with me. And remember, there’s still plenty of days each month when I can be working on a super special quilt for you, too! What do you want to celebrate in 2019?

15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM ~ September

To celebrate 15 years in business, I’m making a quilt ~ and setting aside the 15th day of each month to work on the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM commemorative project.

Happy September 15th!

It’s the 9th month of 2019, which means it’s time for the 9th block of my 15th Anniversary quilt. The original Sewology pattern included a block of oversized, stylized stitches for this month, but I decided on a customized block for my quilt instead ~

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When I first started Whimzie Quiltz, my marketing tagline was briefly “Colorful and Comfortable Quilts”. Yeah, I’m the first to admit, it’s not very original, nor very distinctive.

But, not long after I started telling people about my new venture, I noticed a lot of the responses I was getting were “You make quilts? I’ve always wanted a quilt…” Thus was born my current catchphrase ~

Creating the Quilt You’ve Always Wanted

Although I didn’t get the embroidery machine until a few years ago, custom embroidered quilted items like pillows, Advent calendars, wine wraps and mug rugs are becoming a large part of my business. So I was excited to add the tagline and date by embroidering them on a simple, pieced box background. (Amusing aside ~ can you believe the first time I thought to add a date to this quilt was yesterday?!? Kind of an important element to almost leave out!)

With this block finished, I’m now ¾ of the way done with the quilt top. Only 3 more months and 3 more blocks to go…

See you back here in October, November and December!

I really hope you’re enjoying taking the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quilt journey with me. And remember, there’s still plenty of days each month when I can be working on a super special quilt for you, too! What do you want to celebrate in 2019?

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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15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM ~ August

To celebrate 15 years in business, I’m making a quilt ~ and setting aside the 15th day of each month to work on the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM commemorative project.

Another month, another block-of-the-month! August’s design ~ these classic orange scissors ~ was the most detailed and most difficult to date.

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Although I’m happy with how they turned out, overall, things are starting to get a bit hairy with this quilt. As I’ve mentioned, I’m changing up a few things from the original Sewology pattern, like adding my company name and logo. I’m also doing a scrappy gray background instead of the recommended single fabric. Finding gray fabrics that coordinate is so much harder than I expected!

Still, while it would be nice to not have to worry if I’m going to have the right shade of backgrounds or if I’m even going to have enough(!), I really wanted to do this as a scrappy quilt because it’s been something of a signature of mine these past 15 years. Fortunately, the San Diego Quilt Show is later this month and I’m hoping to find some grays that work at one or two of the vendors there. Keep your fingers crossed I’ll have something fitting to share in September!

I really hope you’re enjoying taking the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quilt journey with me. And remember, there’s still plenty of days each month when I can be working on a super special quilt for you, too! What do you want to celebrate in 2019?

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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