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.

  1. I can see lots of possibilities in your theme. Good job! I look forward to seeing more!

  2. I love the idea of the series telling a story, great choice!

  3. I like the idea to follow the river showing different views along its way.
    Your “starting point quilt” is very well balanced and I can’t wait to see the next one !

  4. A splendid idea to follow the river and its changing surroundings. Looking very much forward to the next of your serie.

  5. What an intriguing idea you’ve chosen…to be undertaken in a ‘monochromatic’ technique. I look forward to seeing your next piece!

  6. Your original piece certainly contains a lot of movement and your idea of following this movement of the river in its journey to the sea is inspired. I look forward to seeing it

  7. I love the way how you planned your series and the monochromatic theme intrigues me. Furthermore the curved piercing technique you will use throughout the series will be challenging. Looking forward to see more.

  8. What a fascinating idea for a series! The amazing landscape of your country will provide much inspiration and the colours of the competed series will be beautiful all together.

  9. I agree with the other posts. A great idea and I am looking forward seeing more.

  10. Following the journey of the river through different landscapes on its way to the ocean will be interesting to see. Looking forward to seeing more.

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