Quilled Gerbera Flowers

Panels with Quilled Gerbera Flowers and a White Butterfly.

I am back with the first custom orders I got for this year, panels with quilled gerbera flowers.

Quilled Gerbera Flowers - Side View

 I was given free hand to choose some red flowers and create a frame. A bouquet of gerberas was the first photo that popped up in my google search, so it wasn’t very hard to decide what to make. 🙂 I also wanted to add a little insect and I felt like something white will create a nice contrast, hence the butterfly. I know I used it before in my cherry plum blossom project, but I am simply not good at making butterflies and this is the only one that I am happy with because it resembles the real version.

Quilled Gerbera Flowers - Detail

 While working on the first panel, someone really liked the gerbera I posted on my Facebook page and I was asked to make one more frame. I tried not to make them both the same, so I changed the arrangement of the flowers and glued the blades of grass differently.

Panels with Quilled Gerbera Flowers and Butterfly

 The size of each panel is 18cm * 24cm. The quilled gerbera flowers are made of 2mm wide paper strips and they measure approx. 6.5cm in diameter. For each flower I used around 60-64 paper strips and boy!, cutting them proved to be a real adventure!

Quilled Gerbera Flowers - Detail

 Can’t wait for the Spring to come! There are -13 degrees Celsius in Bucharest right now. Brrr!!!  Stay warm everyone! 🙂

Thank you for your visit!

Happy Quilling!




  1. avatar
    sathyakala says:

    Prettttty red gerberas and an awesome butterfly which really pops out in the contrasting color…May i know name of background patterned paper used there, Manu…

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      ManuK says:

      Sathya, thank you! 🙂 Of course, it’s a heavy cardboard (300gsm) called Vintage Wood. It’s a background perfect for any project, I simply love it! 🙂

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    Kasia says:

    Manu, I was really eager to know about that flower 🙂 And now I see, how beautiful the are! Thank you a lot for visiting my blog and for very nice comments! I really appreciate them!
    Wish you good luck and happy quilling!
    🙂 Hugs!

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    aureliaeugenia says:

    Intotdeauna am o imensa admiratie pentru creatiile tale ! Acum as vrea sa stiu si cum ai reusit sa schimbi aspectul bogului-este superb!!!!!! cu drag,

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      ManuK says:

      Multumesc mult, Aurelia! Cred ca am incercat zeci de teme pana sa resusesc sa gasesc una care cat de cat sa imi placa. Am vrut ceva deschis la culoare si care sa para mai aerisita. Ma bucur ca iti place!

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    Liz says:

    so lovely. Can u pls tell me how you made the gerbera flowers ? I am new to quilling and want to learn to make beautiful quilled projects

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