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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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

English paper piecing and Christmas ornaments

I am back doing English paper piecing. Even the huge task of completing the Dragonfly Summer quilt has not decreased my enjoyment of this technique. In fact, I rather think that I prefer to work small. Hmmm, will have to consider that. I have a quilt to make for my nephew who is getting married next year, and I know that I want to make a quilt for each sister-in-law - so it will be a mix of large and small for the upcoming year at least.
The latest project is a patchwork ball Christmas ornament. Already it is delightful and I have not even completed one yet. I just love the process, although the result is fun too.
English paper piecing the patchwork ball - in progress.



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