Allison Hicks, known to fans of Mr X Stitch as Relaxalotl, is a textile artist from Florida, US.
“Many of my quilts are inspired by dreams– half-remembered scenes charged with emotion or vivid images that have no place in the waking world. Representational prints layer meaning into an image. Some of my favorite quilts are commissioned pet portraits because they are expressions of pure affection. I highlight the pet’s quirks of personality and appearance, celebrating what makes them unforgettable.
“The process of raw-edge applique forces me to keep my hands and my head working at the same pace, planning ahead and proceeding thoughtfully. I have been sewing seriously for about ten years; my machine is a powerful tool and a safe place for exploration and expression.”
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.
The Cutting & Stitching Edge is brought to you in association with PUSH: Stitchery, the must-have embroidered art book by Mr X Stitch !