Paulette Meldrum – Series #2 – From Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean -From the Neve
This quilt is my interpretation of the head of the glacier, and its movement after it has left the upper, high altitude snowfields and started its journey downwards through steep sided mountains. In its upper reaches the glacier fractures to form crevasses, ice blocks and at times pinnacles of ice. The glacier grinds its way slowly over the bed rock until its reaches the terminal face and the ice melt forms the glacial lake which will feature in the next quilt in the series.
The pattern was redrawn many times until I was happy with the design and it was then transferred to freezer paper for templates. The pattern had to be adjusted several times during the construction. I used my hand dyed fabrics, with the addition of crystalline organza to create the special features and the crevasses, and white satin and organza were used on the upper snow and ice field.
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