Meditation Quilt Finished and Ready to be Gifted

 

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Meditation Quilt Front with Custom Longarm Quilter, Michael Siewert, at ThreadBear

I am thrilled that the Meditation Quilt for my brother, Bill’s 70th birthday is finished. This is the second of my 2016 Q2 Finish-Along Goals. The inspiration for this quilt is Bill’s passion for meditation. I took the quilt top and back to  ThreadBear on 6/20/16, talked to Michael Siewert vaguely about what I had in mind and gave him carte blanche to work his magic, and picked it up on 6/23/16. His wife, Ann, told me there was a very late night involved. I am SO grateful to have a local quilt store that takes such good care of me.

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Meditation Quilt Back with Custom Longarm Quilter, Michael Siewert, at ThreadBear

The quilt is 48″ square. I love how the back looks. I cut three yards of Alexander Henry Buddha fabric in half and sewed the two halves together, and even I can hardly tell unless I look closely. By the way, I bought this fabric after Michael showed it to me a couple months ago. He has fabulous instincts!

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Michael’s custom quilting is just phenomenal.

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I love how he made the chevrons pop!

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And the quilted lotus flowers in the corners are awesome! Michael also suggested the fabric for the binding, and I think it goes perfectly!

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I used a new quilt label technique that involves folding a square diagonally, machine sewing down the two sides that meet the binding, hand stitching the other side, and using a fabric pen to write on the label. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making more of these kind of quilt labels in the future.

Bill and my sister-in-law, Sharon, are on a cross-country motor home trip, and they will be stopping by my house for a visit, possibly as early as this Friday, July 1st. I can’t wait to give it to him!

Linking up to Cooking up Quilts: Main Crush Monday.

 

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8 Responses to Meditation Quilt Finished and Ready to be Gifted

  1. Congratulations on getting it done and I hope your brother loves and appreciates this wonderful gift. 🙂

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  2. Jacqueline Rubio says:

    Woohoo!! Love it so much!!

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  3. Tish says:

    This turned out beautiful. I love the little starburst shapes in the triangles. So many special little touches. I’m sure your brother will love it. Congrats on getting it finished!

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  4. Lisa says:

    The quilt is great Mary. Your brother is sure to love it and Michael did such a good job on the quilting.

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  5. bsellers21 says:

    This will be a wonderful birthday gift for your brother! The backing fabric is great, and I love all the little custom touches on the quilting. Thanks so much for sharing this on MCM! I hope you have a fun visit with your brother and sister-in-law.

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  6. Nicky says:

    I’m sure it will help your brother get into the zone! Congratulations on your finish and thanks for linking up to FAL 2016 on behalf of you team of hosts!

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