Kaylene Maalste – Music

Power of Music

Inspiration: As a child I studied music and music theory, which I enjoyed very much. To me music can inspire and create different moods. It is the latter that inspired my quilt design, I wanted to express the power of music.

My quilt depicts the power of music – it can be bubbly, strong and also calming. I chose black and white fabrics to express the emotions. The technique was abstract log cabin piecing.  I fused different music  symbols on the quilt after straight-line quilting the top with variegated thread.


Close up view:

Music 1

  1. Really powerful, musical artwork!

  2. Very interesting idea and the contrast of black and white really sounds like a powerful crescendo.

  3. Very effective, love the variation of the power of music, at times calm and at others frantic. Lovely.


    Using black and white is a very good choice and the contrast between the abstract composition and the music symbols gives a real power to your piece.

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