Kaylene Maalste -Series #1 – Technique
I have always been interested in the techniques that we as a group have used in our quilts, so I will be exploring some techniques that are fairly common and some that are not, I do not want to reveal everything in my statement as to the techniques I will be using in the future. My decision to work with techniques came from our theme of “Endeavor” where I used Seminole piecing technique, this was a challenge to me and still is, so I hope to conquer a few more techniques through the series. Below is the Seminole pieced quilt “Progress”.
My first quilt features pleated fabric, this is an interesting technique as it gives a sense of notion to the fabric and quilt. I used batik fabrics, to pleat the fabric I first sewed a tube and then pleated the fabric in a zigzag design and held it down on the fabric with small stab stitches. The quilting lines followed the folds of the pleats in the main area and then I filled the rest with other designs.
Close up view: