I've been playing with those 1.5mm strips again (that is, 3mm strips cut in half)! They are fiddly to work with, but very rewarding as the end result is so delicate.
Quilling Guild will no doubt recognise the distinctive style of Beth Henderson who kindly led the workshop and provided us with the elegant quilled design to copy.
On Beth's advice, I made the swirly flower stems from a pair of strips that had been glued together and dried overnight - so much stronger and easier to glue than single 1.5mm strips. The fringed flowers were made using hand-fringed 3mm pink strips - the first time I had ever attempted fringing quite so small!
I decided to mount the quilling on an embossed background which I created using my Cuttlebug and then trimmed down using a Victorian-style deckle cutting blade.
The end result looks both intricate and delicate. I think it might make a lovely Mothers Day card.