It’s time to share with you the other project I had prepared for our trip to Iasi I was telling you about a month ago: a framed quilled picture with the name of a very sweet baby girl!
I started working on this present as soon as the parents decided how they are going to name their baby. Unfortunately, I finished the project while we were in Iasi, so all the pictures were taken using a cell phone, hence the bad quality of the photos.
Initially I thought of a quilled monogram, big enough to be framed and hanged on the wall, but I realised that the full name looks better when written down than just a single letter. This is how my original idea looked like:
I was planning on covering the letter ‘A’ with quilled flowers in different pink shades (since this present was a surprise and the parents didn’t know exactly what I was going to make, I decided to play it safe and chose the color pink for the letters and the flowers).
I printed the pink letters on cardboard and started the long process of cutting them. I really tried to do my best here, so I took all the time I needed in order to get this right. As you can imagine, the letters weren’t perfect, but I was very pleased with my work :).
I had prepared some quilled flowers in various pink shades. I used 120g/sm and 160g/sm paper, hand-cut into 1 – 1.5 mm paper strips to be able to shape the petals.
I never stick to my initial design so I eventualy decided to arrange the letters to form an arch.
I glued all these on a A3 pearlized cardboard (I don’t know if you can tell that from these bad photos, sigh… I am pretty sad now that I didn’t get to take better pictures), then framed it.
I enjoyed so much working on this project! It was something completely new for me! I hope you like it, too! All your comments and suggestions are deeply appreciated!