Sunday, June 07, 2009

Nor'wester

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.

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a really cool block design and I love your colors!

Françoise said...

Very nice quilt. I don't use green very often, but I really like the colour scheme you've chosen here.

verobirdie said...

Beautiful! I like the whirling effect and the colors!

Nora said...

Very nice.

Ro Bruhn said...

I love the colour combination, we could do with some of those northerly winds here in Oz today, we've had snow in Victoria.

Sheila said...

A NorEaster is a big rain storm on the East coast of the US. I love your NorWester quilt. It really moves.

teodo said...

I love your quilt because I love your died fabrics.
ciao ciao

Charleen said...

Love the design and choice of colors, Shirley! Do you have any specific plans for the quilting?

maggi said...

I love the way the colours seem to shift in this.