Dolores Quilts

Dolores Fegan Quilt Artist


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QAK Quiltography Exhibit

QAK, Quilt Artists of Kentucky, and the Lexington Camera Club have a joint exhibit at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington. Last year photos taken by the club were issued to QAK members, who interpreted the images into their own 12 x 12″ quilts. Now they will be displayed for everyone to see! Come check them out while you can (last day of the exhibit is Jan. 1)!

November 13, 2016——–Opening Day (Quiltography and EMOTIONS Challenge quilts)
November 18, 2016——–Gallery Hop and QAK Reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
January 1, 2017——–Last day of exhibit

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Bridge

This next quilt is number seven in our photography challenge.  The original bride picture is bySteve Bromley of the new port bridge.13886954_1087301978023155_1317546091298582628_nIMG_2100.jpgThis is a close up of party of my bridge.  Before I show the entire pictureI will show you my first attempt.

At first I liked my bridge idea ,, but the more I looked at the head, not so much.  It was way too cartoony.  Here is a picture of it. It was very difficult drawing all the lines with thread.

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Started with a new background, and instead of drawing all the lines, I thread painted all the areas that were to be black.  This was much easier and looked better too.  The original triangles on the stomach were to be architectural like the photo.  I decided to go a little more organic with curved thread work.  I also beaded his eye and around the areas were he is surfacing.

Now for the big reveal!!!

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New Quiltography Piece

This is the inspiration photo4b resizephoto for piece 6 of the 8 quiltography pieces Quilt Artists of KY are doing in conjunction with the Lexington Photography Club.

 

I decide to make my piece a monochromatic piece.  I chose blue. I put the picture in photoshop, recolored and then use posterized to reduce the color and image complexity.

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Next I chose 10 shades of denim, and made sure to put a jeans needle on my machine.

Here are some pictures of work in progress and my mess.

 

Finally my finished piece.  I just decided to quilt it with a free motion zigzag and invisible thread.

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My Hoffman Challenge Quilt

My quilt “Every Day Miracles” was accepted to travel with the Hoffman 2016 quilt challenge. The challenge fabric was printed with butterflies on one side. The background of my quilt is made up of small snippets captured under tulle. Many of the butterfly have been sewn together and are 3D. Insects, chrysalis, and other critters are scattered throughout the quilt. The sky background has been quilted with free motion light blue butterflies.

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Hoffman Challenge

My quilt “Every Day Miracles” was accepted to travel with the Hoffman 2016 quilt challenge.  The challenge fabric was printed with butterflies on one side. The background of my quilt is made up of small snippets captured under tulle. Many of the butterfly have been sewn together and are 3D.  Insects, chrysalis, and other critters are scattered throughout  the quilt.  The sky background has been quilted with free motion light blue butterflies.
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Here are some closeups.

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