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I would love to work with you to create a special heirloom quality quilt for a very special loved one. Each quilt will be specific to you and we'll be in regular communication throughout the entire process.

As you can imagine, these quilts take a lot of time from thinking up a design, gathering the fabric, piecing everything together, quilting it, and then binding everything by hand. The simplest quilt takes at least 10-15 hours to make. Pricing begins at $285 for a 36" x 36" quilt and can vary considerably depending on the final complexity, size, materials, and time frame.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required before the work begins.

Please feel free to reach out to me at serendipitijoy at gmail with any questions or to begin exploring the possibility that truly magical one-of-a-kind special memory.

Some samples

Made for a family's first baby boy. I knew I wanted to use a very fun cowboy fabric that I had. I carefully cut out the various images from the pieces of fabric and made them into squares. Then using an improv approach, I designed around the squares and created the pinwheel blocks and log cabin blocks as needed. The final touch was adding a block with the boy's name right in the quilt.
For Cohen

Made for the first-born in another family. I wanted to make something super playful and so thought about using triangles to create hexagon shapes. For fabric choices, there is a fantastic zoo near where the family lives and who doesn't like elephants? So I used a super fun zoo print interspersed with some other great cotton fabrics. As for colors, a day at the zoo should be fun, so I wanted to use light, bright colors like blues, greens, and yellows.
For Zachary

Donated as an item in a silent auction, the winner asked me to make a Cal-themed baby quilt for friends who were expecting a baby boy. We settled on a design and some general guidelines about the fabric design. I heard that the quilt was a big hit at the baby shower.

Made for a couple expecting their fourth child. The requested theme was nautical. I found this great panel and built and the quilt around it. In this case, less was more. As a final touch, I embroidered the boy's name on the boat. The recipient loved it and that is all that mattered.
For Noah

Made for a couple expecting their first baby, I wanted to make the quilt special and celebratory. The requested theme was nautical, and so I incorporated the use of flags to spell out the boy's name. The couple loved the quilt.
For Jack

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Version 1 of the travel wallet ended up being too wide for my tastes, so I altered it. What follows below is the tutorial for the original version (Version 1) and the edited version (Version 2).

Feel free to email me at serendipitijoy at gmail dot com if you have any questions or if some of the directions are unclear.

The travel wallet is not limited for just travel, but can be made for every day use as well.

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