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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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sea and Sky Quilt - top pieced, more to come

I have been making the scrap squares (7 1/2" squares) for this quilt since November 2012. I find it immensely satisfying to use up scraps and to trim them precisely at each stage of the modified log cabin construction. But it has been a *lot* of seaming and trimming and pressing - wow. Here is the flimsy finished, as of a few days ago.
Today I finished piecing the back, of which there is no photo, and this upcoming Monday I will pin baste the quilt sandwich on the big tables at our quilt guild meeting place.
The top is 82" square. I did not have quite enough of a single backing fabric, so I put some more of the squares as a strip along one edge. I hope that I can line things up so it works!

The pieced top.

The colours are more true in this detail picture.

1 comment:

  1. The use of colour in this sea and sky quilt is gorgeous. How did you ever do this with 'scraps'?