Paulette Meldrum – Series #1 – From Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean
My inspiration for this challenge is my ‘Sea Patterns’ quilt from our earlier ‘Monochromatic Challenge’. The design for this quilt was personally satisfying and I intend to use the curved piecing technique wherever possible in this series.
The first quilt is my interpretation of the upper neve at the head of a glacier in the Southern Alps of the South Island in New Zealand.
It is my aim in this series to depict a river as it flows through the varied landscape on its journey to the ocean, from its source high in the alps in the upper snowfields, through the glacier and moraine lakes with (floating ice blocks). The flow of the ‘glacier melt’ now coloured with the rock and mica schist particles passes through a braided river system and into the larger southern lakes well known for their brilliant ‘milk blue’ colour.
The fourth quilt will depict the river, as it increases in size, moving through the plains on its journey to the ocean, and this where the ‘Sea Patterns’ quilt will complete the series of five quilts.