Quilled Bird Round Up

Wedding season is in full swing here at Casa Martin. I sent off a trio of quilled invitations for a bride, her mother, and mother-in-law recently... such a nice idea that each will have one to display in her home as a reminder of the day. The modern scrolls design is a favorite of mine to quill and it was fun making three of the same, assembly-line style.

Quilled wedding invitations - in progress

The local frame shop where I purchase custom-cut mats just started carrying a line of a fabric-covered board with the sheen of fine silk. A light shade of gold married perfectly (ha, I can't resist a pun) with the raised gold lettering on pearlized card stock.

six colorful quilled bird designs

While positioned in my usual warm weather spot on the sun porch last week while working on a marriage certificate (woodland theme in a lighter color palette for a summer solstice wedding), I noticed a pair of robins busily flitting past the windows as they built a nest in a nearby evergreen. That started me thinking of all the birds I've quilled at one time or another, and so I've gathered this little flock. If you like to quill too, perhaps the pics will give you ideas for spring projects. If you're brand new to paper rolling, you'll find lots of tips in my list of Quilling FAQ.

Clockwise from top left 1. Silver Peacock 2. Jacobean Bird 3. Blue Jay 4. Floral Bird 5. Gilded Bird Necklace DIY 6. Bird of Thanks

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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