Kaylene Maalste – Black and White – Shell
Living next to the Southern Ocean and the River Murray, it is easy to take the ocean and it’s inhabitants as inspiration for my quilt. One beach I go to has a million+ shells, so I picked one and used it as my design. I sketched out the shape of the shell on paper, divided the shell into sections and made freezer paper templates. By placing the shell at an angle I had hoped to give it a different perspective, having worked with a shell design in the distant past I wanted to add a shadow but did not have the “right” fabric, so instead used white in my quilting design.
Technique: raw applique and quilting. Black binding.
Fabrics: black and black and white patterned fabric
Self critique: my initial quilting line was not straight and this caused me a problem when squaring the quilt. I have to decide on how to correct this.
Close up View:
Please excuse the shadow, it is not an easy task to photograph black and white.