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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cleopatra Quilled

Roman History has always been my favourite reading. I love all movies of the Old Testament. Cleopatra is one of those movies that I would love to watch over and over and never get bored of. It was a challenge to my self to quill this beautiful queen who was so famous not only in her time but in our time too. It wasn't easy quilling. So much paper wasted. I quilled so many shapes and discard them till I was really satisfied with it. I did the face thrice before I settled for this pattern. The quilling pieces for the bird too had to be done several times. It wasn't like quilling flowers or animals. It had to be so close to the real painting if I had to call it Cleopatra. I think I did justice to the picture. May be she will like it if she could see it from where ever she is. Hope you would like it too ☺


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cart of Flowers

I try to post a creation of mine at least once a month, and this is my post for July. The idea of a cart of flowers, was from an embroidery book I came across. But the cart and flowers are all my creations. The 7 big flowers are made with three long strips of 12" +1/16" in a weaving pattern. and all the rest are done in a way that the professionals and expert quillers, would call husking. No quilling needle is used for any design in this picture. It took me about 20 hours to complete. The shadow in the umbrella is real, because it has the real shape of it.I quilled it first on a cellophane and shaped it in to an umbrella before pasting on to the picture.