Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Floral fantasies

It's our annual village festival next month. This year, for the first time, there is going to be a 'Make or Bake' competition for people to enter, and one of the categories is a hand-made greetings card. I've started working on my entry, which is going to be a birthday card with an array of different quilled flowers on it. This has given me the opportunity to start developing some new, colourful, 'fantasy flower' patterns - and here's the first (which I think may actually be some kind of water lily):

Creating this card has become a kind of 'pick up and put down' project, and I've been having fun inventing several new flowers which I will post here over the next few days. I also need to make some leaves and tendrils, so there is still plenty to do! Then I'll have to decide how they all fit together before assembling the final card.

Meanwhile, something has just happened which I never expected: I now have more followers on my Quilliance Facebook page than I do on the blog itself! Anyway, whether you have arrived here via Facebook, Blogger or any other route, I'd like to say a big 'thank you' for visiting. It makes the great satisfaction I get from quilling even more worthwhile.


  1. Have fun Philippa. The one you have shown here is a beauty. Waiting to see more from you
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  2. Beautiful flower, really like it!, would you be willing to share with us on how you made it?, if not thats ok, just thought I'd ask.

  3. Good luck for the 'Make or Bake' competition! With your unique style I'm sure you'll make a great greeting card! Looking forward to see the other flower patterns and leaves you came up with!

    Happy Quilling,

  4. I love this flower. Looks so elegant. It is so perfect!!! I would like to try this.

  5. I'm glad you like my flower, and I'd be pleased to share the pattern ... I will write it up and post it as soon as I can!

  6. I love that flower, very nice. I can't wait to see what fabulous new flowers you'll come up with

  7. Good luck for the 'Make or Bake' competition! I enjoying seeing all of your creations. And looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this competition.



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