Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blog Feature

Today is a big day for me-- my work has been featured on Mr. X Stitch!

"Allison’s quilts are a great example of how much fun quilts can be. Jam-packed with humour and vibrancy, they are cleverly constructed and yet accessible. I’m no quilter, but Allison’s pieces make me want to try. They bring a smile to my face and I can only encourage you to visit Allison’s website and enjoy her portfolio of work."

I'm honored to be featured on this blog, which I've followed for years.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mermaid Quilts

I've got an art show coming up on November 9 at DeFrance Antiques and Collectibles in Fort Walton Beach, and I'm bringing some new quilts!

Four Mermaid Quitlts-- Upcoming Show!

I hope you guys like mermaids! I'll be featuring these quilts on my blog next week.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Very Harry Halloween Part 1

Threw my Halloween party last weekend. There was quidditch-style beer pong and a crying ghost in the bathroom. More pictures to come!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Neon Thread!

What other color could an Anxiety Dragon's blood possibly be??

Dragon Quilt Detail

Pen and Ink Dragon

Sketchbook Dragon

Anxiety-time isn't fun, but when I get my head on straight in the middle of it, the art's pretty interesting.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dream: Roly Poly Cat Fight

I can't wait to make this into a quilt.

Dream: Roly Poly Housecat Fight

"Two cats- housecats, fat ones- fighting on a fire escape on a skyscraper. One of them eventually pushed the other off. I don't know how far it fell. One was a calico, like Meeko, the other might have been a tabby. They were both very clean. It wasn't supposed to be such a serious fight. Roly-poly."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sketchbook Sampler

Sketchbook Crest

Crests are fun. I was playing around with images from a Dover book "1,100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources".

  Muscle Tissue/Machine Quilting

I've also come across an anatomy coloring book, and I was inspired by the different textures of muscle and it made me think about machine quilting patterns.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mardi Gras Angel

Another $10 antique store find. Not sure where it came from- no signature or even hanging hardware- but it drew me in. I am pretty sure it's a Mardi Gras parade (the men in masks are throwing besds. The woman looks so epic.

I think it will be most effective when hung above eye level.

Machine Quilting Practice

Maybe these will turn into a quilt-as-you-go blanket. Even if they don't, it's good practice. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Embellished Halloween Shirt

Making a Halloween shirt for the shop. Nothing says Halloween like a cauldron and a little Shakespeare!

And a couple candy corns for good measure. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Gallery Space!

I've rented some gallery space in town at Daffodils on Jonquil. This is the first time I've had my work in a permanent space, and I'm really excited.

My Work in a Store!

 This is layout #2, because the first way of setting it up didn't work right. It was a long afternoon, but worth it.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Staghorn Hat

It's time for holiday knitting! Finished a hat this week. It's the Staghorn Hat from Knitting Old School.

Staghorn Hat

I liked trying the i-cord cast on (which was new for me), but wasn't thrilled with the results. The finished product looks good, which is what counts.