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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.


Machine Quilting Excellence, Second Place ~

A Quilters Gathering 2010


A Quilters Gathering ~ 2010

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