Saturday, June 26, 2021

From the Archives

I made some 1" glass magnets, with yellow rose of Texas graphics. I wanted to wrap them but they are so small. They stack together easily held by the magnets and I wrapped them in tissue paper.



I decided to make a sour cream gift container using printed card stock. I made a tag and added tiny quilled flowers to match the paper I was using.



I used a 4" x 6" piece of card stock and rolled lengthwise into a tube as shown below. 



I pinched the ends to close. I crimped the first end, applied glue inside along the edge, and crimped it again. After I put the magnets inside, I pinched the other end in the opposite direction. I repeated with crimping, gluing and crimping again.





I think it makes a nice presentation and this sour cream container is SO easy to make.

Enjoy what's left of June!  🌺

Molly



Thursday, May 6, 2021

Colorful Outlined "R"

Hello friends, happy May!

Well, I attempted to quill another project using Quillography and regular 1/4-inch paper strips. I purchased the pattern on Etsy and was happy with the $3.50 price. I am a beginner at using the on-edge, also referred to as outlining, technique. 

I didn't use a large enough piece of cardstock to trace the pattern, but went ahead with it for practice. I will use a wide mat, 2" or so, before framing. I am thinking a teenage girl won't notice my errors. 

(photoshopped frame for show)

I did learn while doing this project (thank you NAQG FB members) that the thicker Quillography strips are primarily for lining, shaping and sculpting, and especially not for loose and open coils. So halfway finished I started using regular quilling strips for the Q-colors that were too thick, some colors did just fine. This is noticeable with the not-so-tight centers.  

Thank you for stopping by and looking.

Have a fun month and be safe.

-Molly 🌼



Thursday, March 11, 2021

From the Archives - St. Patrick's Day

March is flying by so quickly. 

I found this in a box and laughed at the order of the rainbow colors. What was I thinking?  😲 This was in one of the NAQG newsletters back when I was doing theme elements, so I looked up the measurements to share here.

Shamrock - Four Leaf Clover: 4" teardrops made into hearts

Pot of Gold: 36" loose circle shaped, 3" handles (wrapped around a dowel and shaped), 3" tight rolls for feet

Gold: 1.5" loose circles

Rainbow: 5" spirals

Clouds: eccentric loose circles, various lengths from 3" (3), 6", 8" (3), 10" and 12"

Have fun and be safe. 💚
-Molly


Thursday, February 25, 2021

 The White Rose of Yorkshire

I have my fingers crossed the UK Quilling Guild conference will be held in York, England this year in September. I made this quilled white rose for a friend who will host me if it's not canceled again. The history of the York White Rose goes back to the 14th Century and currently serves as a symbol of the county of Yorkshire. 

I printed out a simple Yorkshire rose in black and white for the pattern. I outlined the pattern using 1/8" black strips and then glued white to the black on the inside; same with the inner circle. The greens and yellow center are traditional quilling shapes and I filled in the rose using the easy (and fast) beehive technique. I use short strips when I do the beehive and add a bit of glue to every other piece as I fill in. There are many videos on YouTube showing how to do the beehive quilling technique and different ways to use it. The black accents are cut out of black paper and glued down last. 


This is about 5-inches wide and I will frame it after putting quilled initials in the corner. Remember to sign and date the back of ALL your quilled projects, whether you keep them, sell them or give away. You don't know who will end up with them one day. 

Have a wonderful day, be well and safe. 

-Molly 

P.S. Enjoy the last few days of February. 🌺

Sunday, January 31, 2021

 Hello, February!  🌺

Quilled hearts for Valentine's, or any time, are very easy. Make two loose circles the same size, shape each into a teardrop and glue sides together. 

I have a few examples and instructions, and how to get centers at the tops, on my web page HERE.



Enjoy what you do and be well! 

-Molly 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Hello 2021! 

I hope you are recovering from the holidays and starting the year off with fun ideas and plans for lots of crafting. I found some 2021 planners (daily, weekly, monthly) at the OneGoodThing blog... they are FREE to download. I don't use them every day, but they are perfect to plan for special occasions, events, lists or just to organize your thoughts. 

Thank you, Jillee!  

2021 Printable Planners  

I recently purchased the book "Quilling Art" by Sena Runa and this is one of the more simple patterns I decided to try. This is my first attempt to do a project using the on-edge, also referred to as outlining technique with added quilling. 

I used 1/4" Quillography cardstock strips. This is on a background of approximately 5" x 5" (the frame is photoshopped for show). I added a small flatback Swarovski crystal at the top of the heart. 



Well, it is a start. I want to create more projects and I'm thinking lots of Spring colors. 

Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe and be healthy.

~Molly  🌻