Quilled Lavender

I'm crazy about lavender and one of my dreams is to visit Provence when the fields are in bloom. For right now though, the few plants I put in alongside our house will have to do. Because they tend to spill over the sidewalk a bit, the scent wafts up when I brush against the stems while walking past - love that! Here's a photo taken when the flowers were in their prime last week.

Lavender

I was inspired to quill some lavender in different shades of purple...

Quilled Lavender

because it's nice to be reminded of the real thing all year long.

Quilled Lavender

The silk moire-effect background paper was a sheet I printed out from a wallpaper site. I'm not sure if the link to that exact paper still exists, but you'll find loads of other papers to choose from here. Just click on any book title that strikes your fancy and then you can page through it... all of the wallpaper patterns open up to nearly full page size.
Ann Martin
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Comments

  1. I LOVE LAVENDER! This is really neat.

    x/o Becoming Urban

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  2. Gorgeous! Your hands are blessed.

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  3. Just love the simplicity and elegance here. I bet Paul would like to try his hand at this someday..

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  4. It looks so beautiful... shows perfect the beauty of lavender
    =) greetings from México

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  5. Stunning! You did a great job. Enjoy that lavender all year round.

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  6. Ann,I love your quilled lavender pic especially the way you have used all the different shades of purple and the moire background is very sweet.
    Licia

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  7. I love lavender as well. Its my favorite color,scent always..
    Very neat work as always.

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  8. Really beautiful!
    And an inspiration for a birthday present. :) Thank you!

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  9. From afar (Or as far as you were in the first photo) you achieved a remarkable resemblance to the real lavender. A sunning piece of work.

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  10. Love it! next step would be to quill a whole lavender bush. It looks amazingly real!

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  11. I love the scent of lavender. Your quilled ones are so pretty and I like the background paper.

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  12. So pretty, Ann! I really like how you used multiple colors in the flowers. I love lavender and the big fat bumble bees it attracts.

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  13. I love lavender too Ann and your quilled interpretation is just beautiful

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  14. That is fabulous, lovely subtle colours.

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  15. these are gorgeous..love the lavendars!!

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  16. wow there gorgeous, love all the purples you used!!!!
    Paula

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  17. Beautifully done, as usual! I love lavender, too. This is truly superb!

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  18. Ann,
    I too love the smell of lavender.
    Your picture is just beautiful.

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  19. I am always delighted when you have a quilling post here and doubly happy when it is your work. Love all the different purples you have used and how stylishly the flowers are arranged.

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  20. So simple yet beautiful & in my favorite color.

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  21. Cool! I love purple =) And the way you arranged the shades is just awesome! One shade for the roll and another for the outlining is a great idea! Very inspiring work!

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  22. The quilling is so delicate! I don't see anyone growing lavender near me. It's too bad and must smell lovely!

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  23. A real treat to once again see your quilling.....Beautiful!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  24. I like your use of varied shades of purple. Beautiful!

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  25. I love lavender too! and LOVE your quilled version, absolutely gorgeous, the colours are beautiful :)

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