Dolores Quilts

Dolores Fegan Quilt Artist


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December Projects -Goldfinch

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This is the other thread painted gift I worked on in December.  The background is made of confetti pieces captured in tulle and free motion quilted  Bird and thistle are freehand cut from fabric and then covered with thread thread-painting.

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Here is a picture of the goldfinch with some of the thread-painting finished and the finished piece not framed.

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December Project – Love Birds

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One of my newest thread paintings was a pair of love birds. The background is constructed of confetti pieces captured in tulle. After quilting I couched some of Ricky Tim’s Razzle Dazzle thread over it. Next I added the branch and birds freehand cut from fabric. The next step is the thread painting which is the bulk of the work. My final step is to crop and finish the edges with a satin stitch. This piece was matted and put in an 11 by 13 inch frame.

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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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Birds and More

Yesterday I finished three background pieces and eight bodies for the realistic birds.

The day before I added tails and wings and beaks to ten more sets of whimsical birds.  Today I’ve finished up two more birds and added branches to some of the birds.  I have also started the thread painting.  I chose to start with green, as I wanted to tack down all the tiny leaves.  I used either three rounds of free motion straight stitch or a free motion zigzag.  One color down, about 99 to go.

As a diversion I made started and thread painted two tree scares. trees1f

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New Birds

Yesterday I started putting together the birds and backgrounds thatI’ve been working on.  I made three new green backgrounds as well.  I have 5 extra backgrounds so today I will start on some new birds.  I will have to remove the birds to thread paint each branch.  I am going to try to do all of one color on each quilt to keep from having to do so many thread changes.  Here are some pictures of the base birds without the thread painting.

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