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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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

More fabric colour studies

Colour relationships:

These three mini quilts are based on a split complimentary colour scheme. The main colour is red, and the split complimentaries are yellow-green and blue-green. I used the red value finder to determine a light, medium and dark value of each, so that I worked with six fabrics.

The pattern is a Double Sawtooth Star, made up as a 12 inch square. Each mini quilt is made with a dark centre, inner stars of medium, and outer edge pieces of light values fabrics.

This was fun to do and I think they really sing! I hand quilted using #8 perle cotton in the same colourways. The binding is the backing edge folded and turned to the front, and fixed with running stitch in perle cottong.

Dark red centre block and stars, medium yellow-green star, and light blue-green corner blocks and edge triangles.

Detail of the centre. 
The back.

Detail of the back.
Dark blue-green centre block and stars, medium red star, and light yellow-green corner blocks and edge triangles.

Detail of the centre.

The back.
Detail of the back.

Dark yellow-green centre block and stars, medium blue-green star, and light red corner blocks and edge triangles.

Detail of the front.

The back.

Detail of the back.

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