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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, November 24, 2013

Christmas scrap quilt

I am making a very scrappy quilt of Christmas type fabrics that I want to de-stash. Just big pieces of fabric with no intricate piecing. Hmmm, it is rather dark and none too beautiful . . .
The backing is pieced from large pieces of animal themed fabrics that have appeared in my stash. This will be an interesting piece when it is done. I wonder if it will be one of those quilts that is successful in being greater than the sum of its parts? It pleases me that sometimes the most unlikely combinations can succeed. We will see if this is one of those when it is complete.

The pieced top.

The pieced backing.

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