Musings of a dyer and fiber artist from Lord of the Rings and Narnia country, the South Island of New Zealand.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Where I live, the Nor'wester is a hot, dry wind that sweeps across the flat Canterbury Plains, sometimes for days on end. It comes from the Tasman Sea, dries as it flows over the Southern Alps, then heats up as it descends to the plains. This pinwheel pattern makes me think of wind, and the colours remind me of the Canterbury landscape, so this is what I've called this quilt. The borders are on, but the quilting will have to wait for a while.