Kaylene Maalste – D

D for Diagonal

Inspiration: The diagonal line suggests movement.

Method. Carrying on with the black and white theme I used black and white white adding sections of black and white fabric used in the previous quilt. After sewing three panels I sliced across the piece in three places to give the quilt a bolder sense of movement. The word “Diagonal” is hand embroidered in the left hand strip. I quilted diagonally across the quilt with a black thread.

Detail view:


  1. The first impression was to see the half-timbered houses. Then discover the spatiality, the depth and the movement. The introduction of the three black and white fabrics that create a further vision plane is brilliant. Excellent graphic and minimalist result.

  2. I love this Kaylene, clean cut lines and the addition of the patterned fabric and black quilting works so well. Stunning.

  3. Maryte Collard

    I was happy to recognize your work right away. You created a lot of movement. Three small pieces of patterned fabric are the spots where the eye stops and wants to look deeper, to explore.

  4. I also like this piece Kaylene. Like Paola at first sight I saw fragments of half-timbered houses (we have a lot of them in my area) then movement is given by the black quilting ; and the touch of red is great !

  5. Very striking design. Love the addition of the printed fabrics, they add pizzazz to the overall picture and the eye is drawn to them immediately. There is a lot of depth in this piece. Well done.

  6. The use of black and white as your theme continually illustrates your ability to work in a self-limited way. Diagonal – who would have thought it? The tiny bits of b&w prints add visual interest. I love it!

  7. This is a beautiful piece, full of movement. The composition really strikes the eye. The addition of the red binding to the black and white is such a good idea and the “diagonal” red embroidery is a wonderful touch. Bravo!

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