Friday, September 04, 2009

Ah, a lovely breeze

At last, the Delta Breeze came up the river and cooled things down last evening. An Ocean Waves block seemed the right motif for the day. The patterns I found all seemed too complicated so I created my own version.

When the Pacific Ocean on the coast sends its cooling air through the Golden Gate it creates our Delta Breeze. The cool air goes across the Bay and wends its way up the Sacramento River. Our island is marked with a big red star on this map.

The map is from Davis Wiki and was posted by Brent Laabs. The Delta Breeze enters the Central Valley through the gap in the Coast Range created by the Delta of the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Mokelumne rivers. Creative Commons Attribution License.

You can paper piece this 4-inch Waves block. Click on the small graphic below and you will find a full size foundation to print out for your own personal use.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

Ahhhh I can feel the delta breezes now. Oh wait - that is the windy storm in the pacific northwest - oh well, a breeze is a breeze, but none so lovely at the delta breeze after a hot day or two.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Meggie said...

You could write a book with all these block patterns!
Wonderfully inventive.

12:21 AM  

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