Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Houseboats" Art Quilt

"Houseboats" 67" x 29". Machine appliquéd cotton, plastic, polyester batting. 2013.

Houseboats

This is the largest appliqué quilt I have made. It's based on a landscape I saw a while back in a dream and now lives above the red couch.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Art Walk!


This past Friday, I shared a booth with the talented Alice Noyes at Fort Walton Beach's September Art Walk. It was my first outdoor show and quite a learning experience. 


Friday, September 20, 2013

"Makarios" Art Quilt

"Makarios" Art Quilt

A custom art quilt for a friend. His favorite Greek word is 'makarios' which means 'blessed'.

"Makarios" Art Quilt Detail

We sang together in college, including the beautiful chant "Ave Maris Stella". I included the star print for the border to add to the 'stella' of it all.

Untitled

Machine appliqued cotton, polyester batting. 20" x 20".

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Knit Summer Top

Finished knitting a cotton top this week. It's not fall here yet, so I'm enjoying wearing it.


Monday, September 16, 2013

"Peggy" Art Quilt

"Peggy" art quilt

Custom pet portrait. 17" x 19" - a Boston Terrier, of blessed memory. The flower in the background is based on the couch Peggy was standing on in one of the reference photos.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monogram Art Quilt

TZ Monogram

11" x 16" Machine appliquéd cotton, cotton batting. A fun monogram for a fun friend.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"You Are Here" Art Quilt

Machine applique, hand embroidery, cotton. 10" x 8"

"You Are Here" art quilt

Hands are a map of our past, our present, and our future. I used machine appliqué and hand embroidery as I meditated on the lines and stories in my own hand. I included the phrase "You Are Here", a staple of helpful maps everywhere, as a reminder to live in the present.

Monday, September 9, 2013

"Dusty" Pet Portrait Art Quilt

Another adorable animal-- based on pictures and anecdotes. His person is finishing law school soon and loves soccer. This was commissioned by her mother as a graduation gift.

Dusty

Machine appliqued cotton, polyester batting. 16" x 16.5"

Friday, September 6, 2013

Updated Website

Hi, all! In addition to a blog, I have a professional portfolio website: www.allison-hicks.com 

It's just been reorganized and updated with a few new quilts that haven't made it to my blog yet! Many of the quilts are for sale and if you're thinking about ordering something custom for the holidays, this is the time to drop me a line!

"You Are Here" Detail