A Chronicle of Quilts - 2014

This chronicle begins with the first piece I made last January and follows in the order I made the pieces. I continued several of my established series and began two new ones.

It is so satisfying to see them all in one place. I’m the proud Pop boasting about my brood.

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Probst_Kathleen_Alinea_#10Alinea #10
©Kathleen Probst
52” x 50”
$3900

For the a long time I have steered clear of creating repeating patterns, Alinea #10 is an exception. The middle orange shape was quite like the keystone in a bridge, with the entire composition relying on matching the surrounding puzzle pieces simultaneously. It looks deceptively simple. I found myself jumping up and down and wooting when it all turned out properly.

Alinea #12 Kathleen ProbstAlinea #12
©Kathleen Probst
27” x 17”
$700

Notice how I ignored my own set of rules for my Alinea series, using fewer lines and quite literally letting them reach out of the box. See a detail shot of Alinea #12.

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I donated Mini Lada #1 to Valentines for AIDS, a benefit put on by the Flying M Coffeehouse.

 ML#10  Ml#2  ML#9
 Ml#8  lastone2  Ml#6
ML#5  Ml#4  Ml#3

Mini Ladas #2-10
©Kathleen Probst
5” x 5” , framed 9” x 9”
Private Collections

I went on to make a series of 9 more Mini Ladas and all 9 were quick to find their forever homes.

Glimpse_#6 Glimpse #6
©2014
8” x 10”
Private Collection

Stitching the corduroy rows of this serene piece was very satisfying. The texture is quite fitting for this minimalist piece quietly adding more to the story.
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Alinea #13
©2014
17” x 22”
Private Collection

Alinea #13 drives new curves around the bend, testing my technical limits. It was one of several pieces purchased during Boise Open Studios. Thank you for the support local Boise folk! I joined the BOSCO group this year and I’m excited to give it another go in October 2015.

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Dipped Dimension
©2014
47” x 40”
$2800

Gone are the thin lines of Alinea, allowing color, shape and texture to take center stage. There is a really delicious image of the texture in this quilt that is not captured in a straight on photo. See that texture here.

I made another piece after this, Blue Veil, which I cannot share with you until May 2015, as it was accepted into Quilt National and that is when the art for the exhibition is revealed to the world.

Stream__2_600Stream
©2014
8” x 8”
$126
Forest_2_600
Forest
©2014
8” x 8”
$126
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River
©2014
8” x 8”
Private Collection
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Urban #1
©2014
8” x 8”
Private Collection
Urban_2_600
Urban #2
©2014
8” x 8”
$126
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Arch
©2014
8” x 8”
$126
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Islands #1
©2014
8” x 8”
$126
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Lakes #1
©2014
8” x 8”
$126
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Lakes #2
©2014
8” x 8”
Private Collection
Islands #2
Islands #2
©2014
8” x 8”
Private Collection
After working large, I settled into creating these these 10 Little Landforms with fusing and chunky hand stitching.  Try clicking on on any of the landform thumbnails to see the detail of the hand stitching. They are each mounted on foamcore and framed in white. See Forest framed here.

Green_Form_500Malli #1©2014
23” x 14”
Private Collection  

Something different! Straight lines after an abundance of curves. Malli is the Finnish word for model, pattern or design.

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Alinea #14
©2014
17” x 30”
$760

Dark curves enter the scene in Alinea #14. This color addition is another element to explore as I stretch this series in a new avenue.

 

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Then in November I had a thumb surgery for a torn ligament in my right hand. It can take up to 12 months to heal. This experience is teaching me to be more patient with myself and others. I know, I know. The splint is not as sexy but it is liberating because I can wear all my normal sweaters and tops again now that I don’t have to fit them over a cast. We must to look for the silver linings when clouds come.

 

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Mini Alinea #14
©2014
9” x 18”
Private Collection

This was the first piece I made with my arm in a cast, post surgery. One of my collectors requested a mini version of Alinea #14. One difference is that this smaller version is fused, not pieced. It was satisfying to create this piece without my dominant thumb.

 

Did you enjoy this journey back through 2014? I began this ritual last year. Here is my Chronicle of Quilts -2013

 

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2 comments to A Chronicle of Quilts – 2014

  • Melody Johnson

    O Kathleen, que fabuloso! Love love love the minimalism, and your designs are superb. Yay!!!!

    • Kathleen Probst

      Thank you Melody, you made my day! I love simplicity and I love that you ‘get’ my work. After following and admiring your work for years your comment means a lot.