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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, December 31, 2015

"Blue Dreams" quilt finished

Today I have finished and named my blue scrap quilt. It is now labelled as "Blue Dreams". It is 62" by 70", so a lap quilt size.
The top is pieced from orphan blocks and pieces, and blue fabric scraps. I also added neutrals, and a few green/pink prints to make it sing. The back is pieced from all the remaining fat quarters and larger pieces of blue print fabrics in my stash. My goal was to use up all my printed blue fabrics and I think that I have succeeded. Any leftovers from the piecing were used in the binding which is also scrappy.
The batting/wadding is Hobbs wool.
I free motion machine quilted using Superior MasterPiece thread, #50/3 ply in colour Granite and my wonderful old Singer sewing machine.
I like this pic of the quilt top as it has the classic toes of the photographer showing in front, in this case my toes in my grey knitted slippers, standing on a stool to get a better shot.
A detail showing the use of orphan blocks, and the individual free motion quilting patterns in each piece of fabric.



This is the back of the quilt, pieced from larger pieces of blue fabric. I see that I did use a solid as well. 
The solid piece on the back shows the quilting nicely.



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