Quilled Snowflake Tutorial and Inspiration

I bet you've heard of Christmas in July... well, why not snowflakes in July?! Maybe making a few quilled beauties will help you keep your cool if you happen to be roasting in your corner of the world the way we are in Delaware this week.

Stephanie Sanchez [site no longer available] is a fab snowflake designer who blends a great variety of shapes and looping techniques.

Deb Mackes, another quiller of stunning snowflakes, treated us to pictures of her complex designs last December, as well as a simple pattern. I'm happy to say she's back today with a second little lovely.

But before you get started, you might want to print out this handy circle grid, courtesy of Paper Zen. Trust me... as one who used to quill snowflakes without one, it will make lining up the shapes so much easier. Slide the grid under a sheet of clear plastic and get rolling!

Use 1/8 inch wide white quilling strips.

2 inch tight coil (make 1)
3 inch marquise (make 6)
2 inch V scroll (make 6)
4 inch marquise (make 6)
2 inch heart scroll, glued at top (make 6)
1 inch tight coil (make 6)

Working from the center outward:
1. Glue the 3 inch marquises evenly around the 2 inch tight coil.
2. Glue a V scroll in between each marquise.
3. Place the heart scrolls as pictured and glue to the tops of the V scrolls. (Note: You may need to move the tops of the V scrolls a little so that the tops of the hearts are even.)
4. Glue the 4 inch marquises to the tops of the V scrolls.
5. Glue a 1 inch tight coil to the base of each heart.

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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