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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.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Complimentary colour scheme mini quilt

This is the second mini quilt that I pieced at the Thetis Island quilting retreat where I was working on colour relationships. It uses a traditional complimentary colour scheme, but using unexpected colours.
The predominant complimentary colours are red violet and yellow green, and there are also complimentary yellow and violet.
The block is Burgoyne Surrounded from the book Material Obsession 2 by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. It is the same block that I used to make Amy and David's wedding quilt, my variation of the Charlotte Sometimes quilt pattern form that book, at last year's quilting retreat.

Burgoyne Surrounded block, in complimentary colours of red violet and yellow green, and violet and yellow - in different values of the colours.

Hand quilting in the same colours of #8 perle cotton.

This is the first  colour theory mini quilt that I made at Thetis. The block is Garden Paths by Sarah Fielke from her book Little Quilts that she wrote with Amy Lobsiger. The colours are analogous, blue green with green and blue, in different values, then hand quilted with #8 perle cotton in complimentary colours of red and orange.
Detail of the hand quilting.

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