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Surprise!

One of the things I like to do here at Whimzie Quiltz is include with every custom quilt a gift-with-purchase – a little somethin’-somethin’ for you, the customer, to go along with your actual quilt. With a bed quilt, it’s often matching pillow shams, but with smaller quilts, it’s maybe something you wouldn’t normally expect.

Here’s the scoop on a couple of recent surprise somethings that Whimzie Quiltz customers have received…

Movie Night Right

blackwhitequiltWilliam M.’s Favorite Things quilt pattern was a mix of all of everything he loves – cats, Boy Scouts, England, music – done in a black and white palette.  That color scheme inspired his gift-with-purchase… a black and white checkerboard!  Knowing his affinity for old movies, too, I chose a vintage-looking film strip fabric for the border.  After all, I figured, what could be better than playing a few games while you wait for the DVD to start?

moviecheckers

Hitting the Right Note

Macpurplequilts

Originally, Katherine M. wanted a quilt that featured her love of music, but it had to be purple, too. The first fabric I purchased just wasn’t purple enough, which resulted in changing the whole design and creating an ombre purple Triple Braid quilt instead. I still wanted her to have something with the music theme, though, so I used the original fabric to create a fun quilted backpack that lets her “carry a tune” 😀 wherever she goes.

musicbackpack

Princess Me!

Princess Checkers SetRecently, I’ve been creating a lot of sports quilts. Not that I mind, because I LOVE creating unique team-themed quilts, but my quilting room was starting to look like a bit like the inside of a locker room.

Working on this Princess Checkers Set was a nice change of pace.

It’s pink! It’s purple! It’s pretty! And, as a gift with purchase for a customer’s two little daughters, it’s perfect.