Quilled G Clef Cat

I made this quilled G clef cat as a gift for a very good friend who recently graduated from a course. I am really happy for her and decided to give her a little present 🙂

Quilled G Clef Cat

 The design was inspired by this tattoo. The moment I saw it I immediately thought of her and I knew I had to make something similar out of paper.

Quilled G Clef Cat - Detail

 The total size of the passepartout is 13cm * 18cm and the inside cut measures 9cm * 14cm. The cat is approx. 11cm long. I used 120gsm black paper, hand cut into 5mm strips. I wanted to make everything in black and white, but I wasn’t very happy with it and felt like something was missing, so I added the little collar with the red flower.

Quilled G Clef Cat - Side View

 She hasn’t seen it yet, so Alex, I really hope you like it! Meow!


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  1. avatar
    Nupur Bhatia says:

    Love the cat! Its a beauty! And the effect completes with the background notes! You are so talented Manu. Everything you create is purr…fect!

    I wanted to thank you for 2 things. First your lovely comment on my post about the 18th Birthday card. Thank you so much!

    The other think I wanted to thank you was for encouraging me about cutting 1 mm, 2 mm strips with blade. I wouldn’t say I have perfected it, but certainly I am getting there.

    Nupur, Thrilling Quilling

    • avatar
      ManuK says:

      Thank you, Nupur, you’re very kind!

      It was my pleasure to comment on your blog and I am happy you decided to try cutting your own paper strips! You’ll see they will get perfect in no time!


  2. avatar
    Zoe Brener says:

    Someone kill me now! This beauty is unbearable! That red flower collar did me in.
    Sorry, lost control for a minute – this is just my way of saying I love your work.

    • avatar
      ManuK says:

      Thank you, Helen!

      I drew the cat silhouette on a black piece of paper and then cut it. I printed the music score on a piece of cardboard and then I glued the cat over it. I have a tutorial made already to get you started with paper graphic or contour quilling, I hope it helps: http://manuk.ro/en/2013/01/quillography-tutorial/

      I would love to see your quilled music notes when they’re done! Good luck!

  3. avatar
    bea says:

    Hi Manu
    I haven’t managed to visit your blog for a while and am once again quite stunned by your beautiful creations – they are so

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