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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.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Half square triangles

It doesn't look like much yet . . .


. . . but it will. I am using up lots of scraps cut into 4 1/2 inch squares to make half square triangle blocks. I like taking a basic shape and seeing how it works when repeated. Lots of ideas on Pinterest for arranging the blocks. Trimming takes awhile and is boring work, but necessary so the blocks will all fit nicely together. The quilt is planned as a donation to the Vancouver Hospice and I plan to have it done and donated by November.

Another lovely end of summer image of our weekend guests taking our canoe out for an evening paddle.


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