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Whimsiquills

Gallery

The images in the gallery are all pieces that I have done over the years. I hope you enjoy browsing through them. I especially hope that they will encourage new quillers to experiment and take on projects they might not have tried otherwise. I am a self taught quiller as many of us are; I know that with some practice and patience you can master this beautiful artform-your only limit is your imagination. The gallery is still a work in progress so stop back frequently to see what we have added.

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 This piece is in a 5"x 7" oval frame with a convex glass. I combined some alternate side looping with conventional quilling and used crimped strips for the fern like leaves.             

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This Christmas tree was one of my earlier pieces. It stands about 6" high and all of the ornaments on it are quilled.So many quillers have asked about it it that I did a blog post about it so quillers could make their own.            
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 This piece was for a 40th Wedding Anniversary . . . what could be better than hearts and roses?            
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Much of what I have quilled over the years has been wedding related. Brides love having their invitation framed and decorated with quilling, then they get to display it instead of having a copy stuck in the back of a photo album. This was a beach wedding so sea shells were the order of the day.            
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 This cross was done in white with gilded edges on a burgundy suede back ground. The filigree cross is layered on top of braided quilling strips to give it a litte more substance.            
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This was an unusual wedding invitation, a large white catd with a 2" square in the upper right corner with the printing on it. The daughter of a good friend of mine chose this invitation and then wondered what I would come up with. I actually wrote a blog post about this one. She did love the finished piece.            
             
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This was another unusual invitation. It was made into a fan-this one was fun to figure out!            
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 Swallowtail Butterfly            
             
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 When I used to sell my work in shops the interesting mat cut and quilled border made this a popular style,            
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 I worked with the fern designs on this invitation in very soft colors.            
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Here again I duplicated the theme on the wedding invitation.            
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This is my "shy fairy"; I loved making her but couldn't get the face the way I wanted it so she just hid behind the tree. The "bubbles" are done with a holograph edged paper which reflects the colors just like real bubbles.            

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This piece was a housewarming gift for a very dear friend. I usually work in more muted tones so this was a big jump for me. I like the way it turned out.

 

 

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This is the dragon that you see close up in the carousel, but here he is matted and framed. My son loves dragons so this was a perfect housewarming gift for him, He is done with all metallic papers on edge and a lot of crimping. I liked him so much I made one for myself. Mine has a little sign in the corner that says "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

 

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Everyone knows this little guy, he was done for a special child's room.