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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, September 21, 2015

Barbara Frietsche Star quilt completed




Today I finished hand stitching the binding on the quilt I have been making destined for the Vancouver Hospice.
I made half square triangle blocks from a number of scrap fabrics. I started with 5" squares and combined a colourful print with either oyster white Kona cotton or a light based print to make the squares which finished at 3 3/8" when the top was pieced.
I chose the pattern Barbara Frietsche Star, that I found in the book "Q is for Quilt" by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, on page 31 under Historic Stars. This is a favourite book. 
I find star quilts so cheerful and appealing. This quilt I free motion quilted fast and simply with curves along the triangle edges. The backing is a neutral small brown print. I will machine wash and dry it before I deliver it in early October.




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