Kaylene Maalste – Country – Emblems
The inspiration for my quilt came from the national flower on the country’s coat of arms.
My background material is linen, I hand drew the branches and stems, and then sewed along these lines. The leaves were appliqued in place. I then took another feature (seven pointed star) on the emblem (coat of arms), and hand quilted this in various places over the quilt. The stems and branches is twisted fabric sewn in place with embroidery thread. The small flowers are hand dyed cheese cloth (open weave muslin), that was rotary cut into small pieces. I then formed these into a shape and sewed them down with embroidery thread.