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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, February 4, 2016

Yellow pond-lily quilt based on Sherri Lynn Wood's Floating Squares score

Today I finished the main piecing of this improvised quilt, although I think that I will add some more darker grey pieces along the edges to even it up and for the perspective look of the edges of the pond.

I know that I want to do something quite creative with the quilting. I think that I will do representational shapes of pond-lily flowers and leaves, in yellow and green threads where appropriate, and then probably concentric circles, like ripples after a dropped stone in the water, on the water areas. Probably grey thread for the ripples.

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