Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving 2006

free quilling pattern thanksgiving turkey
Originally uploaded by AntonellaD.

For those of us in the states, I wanted to take this opportunity tp share with everyone Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to try something new. This was a quick and easy project for you to try. You can see that I picked a variety of colored strips to make this little guy very colorful (and I must admit, the really fun part was picking the colors) :-)

  • 10 - 24 inch (60.96 cm) strips - variety of colors
  • 1 - 12 inch (30.48 cm) brown teardrop for his head
  • 1 - 6 inch (15.24 cm) black triangle for beak
  • 1 - 3 inch (7.62 cm) red spiral for the piece that hangs down

For making the body and the feathers, I rolled all 10 strips at the same time keeping them as tight as possible.

I rolled them unti there was approximately 6 - 9 inches (15.24 - 22.86 cm) free. I glued the end and held it until it dried.

I did this so that I could then take the lose ends and create loose coils at the ends. I coiled them in various directions to fill in the "feathers".

I hope you give this a try, it was a lot of fun to make. Now I need to figure out how to do feet! :-)

Gobble, gobble!

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Anonymous said...

I really like this turkey! I just started quilling, but I want to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Antonella said...

Always a pleasure... I am always so happy when someone finds encouragement or inspiration! Hugs, antonella :-)


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