Kaylene Maalste – Nature #2

Inspiration – The rocks at Middleton Beach are interesting because of their geological formation and consequence weathering. On the rock faces can be found protruding rocks smoothed by the action of the water, seashells and other bits and bits and pieces caught in the cervices.

This quilt is a micro look at the rock face. Materials used are hand dyed silk and cheese cloth. Woollen thread and various weights of embroidery thread. The black rocks are reversed applique and stuffed between the main top fabric and interfacing. Texture was obtained by shredding threads from the cheesecloth and a variety of embroidery stitches. The background fabric is grey variegated 100 percent cotton.

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  1. Chantal Guillermet

    What a stunning piece Kaylene ! your choice of fabrics and various threads gives an interesting textured surface close to your photo! bravo ! The small touches of orange are very effective.

  2. carolinehiggs

    This is wonderful, you have managed to create so many textures with you choice of fabrics and stitching. Great work, well done!

  3. A beautiful work that reminds me of my days at the beach collecting shells and admiring the erosion work of the water and the wind. Excellent use of fabrics, threads and stitching that creates a texture close to your photograph. Well done! Bravo!

  4. This is such a beautiful piece. I love your use of colours and the composition.
    So much texture in this piece by using different threads. Your hand stitching complements the texture even more. Bravo!

  5. A stunning piece, I love everything about it. The lovely hand stichting, the use of colors in thread and fabric, the textures that give wonderful depth. The cheesecloth threads are so effective! Well done!!

  6. I I am very impressed with the ideas and the work you did to create the quilt. so much texture. Well done. It looks like time travel.

  7. Beautiful! The different materials have been used to great effect. The work is so detailed, especially the orange accents.

  8. studiociboulette

    woawww! all the details and interesting textures and colors. Your stitching is incredible. Bravo!

  9. Incredible variety of textures and your attention to the smallest details amaze me. Bravo!

  10. Impressive use of color, line and texture. The hand quilting adds gto the overall beauty of your piece.

  11. joanbrailsford

    Lovely way to depict the ‘rock-scape’. I like teh way that you have used different threads and hand stitches to achieve the texture and interest

  12. Love all the texture, color choices and your impecable and dense hand stitching. Such attention to detail, Wow!

  13. I love the colors and the texture. Very well done, Kaylene.

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