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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WIP – quilting love angels

I’ve been busy and have not gotten much sewing accomplished.  Both love angel quilts have all the satin stitching done, and are basted.  I outlined the pea pods with pale green stitching. I used the same stiching in a grid patten for the inside of the peas.  I used a free motion foot instead of the regular presser foot so I could change directions easily and not have to stop and start so much.  Will not get to work on these again for a while.

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Love Angels

Today I finished correcting the appliqué I forgot to cut in reverse. I was able to get one quilt fused together for my 2 peas in a pod baby quilts.  I will be spending the evening finishing the second one.  Then tomorrow I will start satin stitching the edges and adding details.

I dropped off all eight of my quiltography pieces for our up coming show.  Quilt Artists of Kentucky and the Lexington Photography club teamed up this year.  Our inspiration picture will be hung, surrounded by the mounted quilt pieces.  They will be exhibited at Christ Cathedral starting in November.  The opening reception will be on November 18th.

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WIP

I have quilt 4 and 8 almost finished.  These are the last two for the QAK quiltography exhibit.  They are all due next week.  The Mountain Scene  for  piece four was photographed by Carol Rice Cain  photo4original

Turned sideways I saw a woman.  The quilting still has to be finished.  I couldn’t find the right color in my stash for her dress so I colored a pastel pic of fabric with a combination of stained by sharper, Marvey Fabric Markers and tsukineko inks.

 

The last piece is Red Lamps by Helen MaClatchy

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Here is a full shot and a close up of my piece.  Still have to quilt the bricks.


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My Etsy Shop

I have finally set up my Etsy shop,  Dolores Quilts  At the present I have some of my realistic birds, whimsical birds and some impressionistic landscapes.  I will be adding more soon.

Please check it out!m Be sure to like your favorites on Facebook or twitter.

Thanks for taking a look!


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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!!!

bridgeHe also has a slight sglitter dust on his chest that you can’t see in the photo.