Dolores Quilts

Dolores Fegan Quilt Artist

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Just a brief update on Zoey, she was given a new tag form one of those engraving machines.  I couldn’t find a red heart so I went with a black bone with UK on the back.  She was received with tears and happiness by my fiend.


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Pet Portraits

Zoey is finished and mounted on a 12 by 12 canvas with hardware for easy hanging.  Ran out of my variegated thread with about 1/4 left to quilt the background. I was not able to find matching thread anywhere.  Ended up having to choose four similar colors and change thread often. I don’t think it shows.IMG_1574.JPG


Pets on Quilts 2014

Pets On Quilts Show 2014

Lilypad Quilting is holding the annual Pets On Quilt Show again. It should be a very fun event.
Here is my entry for the dog themed quilt category.  The quilt is called Pug.  He was sketched on canvas and then lots of freehand cut scraps were layered over this.  The background is pieced.  Then the dog was thread painted and the inner background  free motion stippled.  He was bound and then a second boarder was added.  The background is covered in free motion stitching of dog bones.
Some close ups


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I will be having a small give away.  The winner will receive a Cool Neck Tie for their dog.  When the Cool Neck Tie is soaked in water, the crystal granules absorb the water, expand, and turn into a crystalline gel. The cotton fabric absorbs water from the gel, then the water evaporates for a cooling effect. Cool Neck Ties stay cool and moist for hours due to the crystal’s water-retaining properties.     I will just need to know if you have a small, medium or large size dog. You may also suggest a color you like.   And if you don’t have a pet pooch they are great for people too.

Have fun!

3 Day Dog Quilts – Dog 2 Thread painting


I finally found time to sew today and finished the pug.  There is always a stage where you think that it all looks bad, and too much thread has been used.  This is when I keep going and add some more. Here ‘s a look at the thread I chose to paint the pug.  The following are some pictures of the dog in various stages of being thread painted.


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3 Day Dog Quilts – Dog 2 fabric

Fabric Dog Stage

Here are some pictures of the process of adding the fabric to my canvas sketch.  I free hand cut all the fabric, added each piece and then choose and cut another piece.  I think the blue and purple under the black thread painted layer will help add dimension.

To hold everything together until covered with thread painting I use a bit of elmers washable school glue and freemotion zig zag stitch with invisible thread.

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3 Day Dog Quilts – Dog 2


Here is Dog 2  – such a cute little pug.  I will need to narrow the black section on his face a bit.  The camera angle really distorts the face on the drawn picture.   The sketch on cloth will be where I make the changes before adding the scrap color layer.