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  • Inspired by Antarctica


    My friend Murphy and I have been discussing a custom quilt inspired by the landscape of Antarctica.

    Murphy is currently on a 7 week expedition with Photographer Diane Tuft to document areas of Antarctica with a Nation Science Foundation grant. She created a blog where she shares photos of the icy landscape and details about extreme winter weather survival, as well as geographical information. In her blog she mentioned, "There are so many scientists here doing some incredible things! Some studies include : atmosphere, snowflakes, lake coreing, sea urchins, ice diving, seal tracking, penguin studies, and more." What an honor for her and all of them to be surrounded by so much knowledge and beauty, a life changing experience for sure. If your interested in following her voyage visit the blog here. I'm so proud of you Murphy! 

    The photos below are taken by Murphy and many more like this are found on her blog. The cracks and ribbons in the ice remind me of shibori techniques! 

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    • Sweet Harvest Moon says...

      Thank you for sharing! It’s going to be a beautiful quilt!

      On November 13, 2012

    • Lou Goleman says...

      Maura, you have truly captured Murphy’s Antarctica adventure in your hand-dyed fabrics. It will be beautiful i am certain! Can’t wait to see it!

      On November 10, 2012

    • Dianne says...

      I want this quilt!!!

      On November 09, 2012

    • Sara Victorious says...

      You’re right – The ice does look shibori-dyed. Can’t wait to see the quilt you come up with!

      On November 08, 2012

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