Tagged: Sewing machine

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 ~


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?

Celebrating the Quilt Holidays ~ Sewing Machine Day

Did you know that all year long there are special days set aside on the calendar to commemorate  quilts, quilting, quilters and quilt-related activities? The are known as the Quilt Holidays and here at Whimzie Quiltz we celebrate each one… Let’s party!

sewingmachinedayToday is a pretty important quilting holiday, Sewing Machine Day, and I’d like to give a special shout out to all 4 of my sewing machines –

:: my Janome Memory Craft 6500, a dream machine, my constant companion since I started Whimzie Quiltz

:: my Kenmore 385, the reliable back up machine that’s been there for me through a few stressful moments

:: my Handiquilter Avanti18, the longarm machine that’s let me take my quilting to a whole new level


:: my Janome Memory Craft 500E, my newest baby, that’s added amazing embroidery to my repertoire

Happy Sewing Machine Day to my much-loved machines and to all the hardworking sewing machines out there that don’t get recognition for the joy they bring to our lives.

Thanks for all the stitches!

My Newest Sewing Machine!

I have wanted a Lego sewing machine for years, ever since I saw Carrie Bloomston’s fantastic tutorial on the web.  Finally – finally! – I found the time to order the special Lego bricks required and my husband put it together for me last night.  I’m so excited!


I totally want to create a teeny-tiny mini quilt with the Whimzie Quiltz logo to display with my finished Lego sewing machine.  Wonder how many years that’ll take me 🙂