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Five Bar Blues
50" x 64"
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
A Quilters' Gathering ~ 2010
MQX East - 2012