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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

U.F.O. quilt project under new construction

I have the usual collection of UnFinished Objects in my quilting stash. Having finished the Purple Playground quilt that I made as part of Barb Mortell's House Tops class, I decided to see what was lurking in the UFO box. I found this sweet and highly detailed flower hexagon that I had begun a couple of years ago when I was piecing entirely by hand. I am not sure that it is still to my taste (one of the main problems with UFO's is that one moves on ...), but too much work went into it to abandon it entirely. And I happen to have a lovely collection of blue traditional flower patterned fat quarters, so I have spent two pleasant afternoons improvising away as I see if I can turn this into a table topper for our circular dining table.
The original hexagon that I rediscovered stopped with the first white bits. I added the white border yesterday - not sure that it is a success as it takes over too much. But we will see how it grows.

Blue fat quarters to maybe use in the Blue Flowers Table Topper.


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