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Five Bar Blues


50" x 64"

Machine Pieced

Machine Trapunto and Quilting

Shot cotton and Radiance silk blend sateen

YLI Silk #100 thread in needle and bobbin

Hobbs Tuscany Wool batt

I have loved traditional Amish quilts ever since I can remember so I finally decided to make one for myself.  After making the initial color choices and piecing the center bars, I realized I did not have enough cotton fabric for the borders.

One more happy quilting 'accident' found just the right colors of Radiance sateen fabric in my stash to finish the top!

I developed the quilting to fit the top based on traditional Amish as well as my favorite feather designs. A single layer of trapunto was used in the center bars and double trapunto used in the outer border to frame the quilt.



Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award

American Quilters Society Paducah 2011

Wall Quilts, Pieced, Second Place

National Quilters Society Columbus 2011


Machine Quilting Excellence, Second Place

A Quilters' Gathering 2010

Juried Exhibits

A Quilters' Gathering ~ 2010
American Quilters Society Paducah - 2011
National Quilters Society Columbus - 2011
Road to California - 2012

MQX East - 2012


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