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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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Collaborative quilt #2

My friend D., a member of our local quilting group, and I have worked on two collaborative quilts together over the past year. The first was a total work of improvisation, starting with a scrap square and building on that medallion fashion. Here is a picture of Collaborative Quilt #1.
D. did the backing, quilting and binding of #1.

Collaborative Quilt #1, finished December 2013.

Collaborative Quilt #2 is totally different. It is a series of blocks with nature themes - some appliquéd, some paper pieced, embroidered, etc. We decided to frame each like a painting, and then put in random sashing so that the quilt will look like paintings in exhibition on a wall papered wall.
It was a challenge mitreing all the frames, then doing the complicated puzzle of the sashing to simulate an exhibition. Yesterday and today I free motion quilted all the blocks. Next will be the sashing, then the binding.

Blocks all quilted.

Detail of a block.

Detail of a block.

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