Thursday, 29 December 2011

My top ten projects of 2011

It's always fun to look back over past achievements, and fellow blogger Regina Ribeiro has suggested that we all take time out to select our favourite ten projects of the past twelve months. I was actually quite surprised by the number of posts I have managed to make in 2011, but it didn't take me long to select the following for my own 'top ten':

My decorative card featuring a water lily and other quilled flowers, which won a prize at our local village show.

My quilled pin brooch that was selected to represent Hampshire in this year's Women's Institute craft competition.

Another pin brooch created using tri-coloured 'twisted' P coils and metallic edged strips.

Digitally quilled shapes providing a 'ghostly' backdrop  for 'real' quilling.

'It's a shore thing' - my sculpture combining quilling with photography,  real sea shells and vortex coil 'rocks' - won first prize in the 'Quilling Plus' category of the Quilling Guild's Display of Work for 2011.

My spiral starburst on a twisted easel features 'twisted' wheatears and vortex coil blocks, and was awarded The Rose Bowl for innovation at the Quilling Guild's Display of Work for 2011 ... my proudest achievement ever!!

'Rainbow snowflake' - inspired by a piece that was originally created in glass.

My small tortoiseshell butterfly was inspired by an ornamental  flower bed, and is  made from folded roses and fringed flowers.

My own modern 'take' on the Victorian techniques of Mosaicon (a quilling kit sold in England in the 19th Century).

Twists and more twists using the 'beehive' technique.
I would like to thank all my wonderful online friends who have inspired me and left such encouraging comments here on Quilliance over the past twelve months. You really have helped me more than words can say. It's great to be part of such a vibrant and creative international quilling community, which has enriched my life beyond measure - and I'd like to wish every one of you a happy and healthy new year.


  1. Philippa!!! It´s great to see such lovely quilling projects!!! You did an amazing job!!! I´m anxious to see your creations on 2012!!

    A very Happy New Year!!!

  2. top ten are awesome!!
    Wish you a Happy New Year and Know I will enjoy your works in 2012 !!!

  3. I might b biased if i say i like 2 or 3 project...I absolutely love all ur top 10 projects...They r really adorable....
    May this new year 2012 b as creative as u love to b!!!

  4. what a fruitful year! wishing you all the best in 2012. Happy new year!!

  5. What a beautiful Top 10, you've made incredible work!
    Wish you creative quilling in the new year!!!

  6. Bravo Philippa!
    I loved all!
    Happy New Year!!

  7. All are equally wonderful creations I liked the idea of putting top 10 projects.
    May this new year bring many more such projects
    congrats and happy quilling

  8. A wonderful top ten. I don't know how you could decide though because I think everything you have made over the past year should be on this list

  9. Wow, what fun to look at your year in review projects, all wonderful!

    Wishing you a happy and safe new year from Texas! One hour to go :)

  10. Happy New Year!!! I have so enjoyed your projects and look forward to many more in 2012! Be safe!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  11. Beautiful designs top ten!!
    Happy 2012
    Nati from Brazil



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