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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, March 11, 2014

Sewing machine cover

Making a sewing machine cover is terribly prosaic compared to making quilts and wall hangings. But, I use the cover every time I am in the studio, and using the horrible plastic cover that came with the machine is like a carpenter who never put baseboards in the house.
So yesterday I took a break from piecing 1/2 inch hexagons (whoee, that does call for a break) and used the fabric that I had created from scraps to make a sewing machine cover.

The patchwork created from random scraps from recent projects.
My lovely new sewing machine cover. The nasty plastic one is laying next to it. I used the plastic cover as a pattern, and then tossed it in the garbage. I carried on the scrap theme by using up all my leftover bobbin threads when doing the machine quilting. Not always lovely in combination with the top thread of deep pink (which is very pretty) but it did empty a lot of bobbins. All in all, a very satisfying project. Oh, and I used up different types of batting scraps too.

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