Kaylene Maalste – Reflections

After a lot of thought and restrictions on the amount of time I can stand and also sew, I decided on this simplistic interpretation of “Reflections”. It is an abstract interpretation influenced by the work of Ineke Berlyn. These are trees on a river bank reflected in a river, of  the sun is the medium causing the reflection.

Raw fused cotton with hand quilting. The quilt is bound using the pillow technique of placing backing fabric face to face, sewing around the edges, then turning the rightway out through a slashed opening in the back that is covered by the hanging sleeve.


  1. I love the simplicity of this Kaylene, it has worked really well.

  2. Thank you Caro, I was a little worried that it may have been too simplistic.

  3. I love the combination of colours and geometric shapes, and the stitching compliments these. A well worked abstract piece.

  4. Your almost cubist work, in combination with the choice of colour and fabric, gives a great result. You really reached the ‘less is more’ thing with this quilt, my compliments.

  5. Beautiful design and use of colors. Outstanding piece. Love it!

  6. Like “Water” I really like your ability to choose the right color range. This work shines with its simplicity. I love it.

  7. I love the colors and the use of bold hand stitching. You were able to capture the subtlety that reflections can have.

  8. Simple and elegant. I like the color contrast and the entire composition.

  9. Chantal Guillermet

    I like your choice of colour.The simplicity of abstract shapes gives a very great result.
    Bravo !

  10. This might be a simple design but with your use of colour and abstract shapes you have made a striking quilt.

  11. Wauw, this quilt is great! I love the colours and the simple shapes of the trees. Beautiful!

  12. Kaylene, youve chosen the perfect fabrics to showcase your idea. The reflections of the light and the shadows are well done.

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