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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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Art quilt progress: "Reflections in a Rocky Pool"

I had such a fun and productive day today, starting to assemble the large puzzle pieces that will make up my planned art quilt, tentatively titled "Reflections in a Rocky Pool".  It is going to be a full size quilt, about 80" by 60" in measurements, or thereabouts.
I strip pieced brown fabrics for the trees, and then cut gentle curves with green fabrics for the piecing of the tree shapes against the green background. I added more dark grey hexagons, that is more "rocks" around the edge of the pool shape. I am somewhat disappointed with how the pool does not stand out enough; there is not enough contrast between the green background fabrics and the dark grey rocks.

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