Friday, July 13, 2007

Free Quilled Pink Flamingo Pattern

quilled pink flamingo

This sweet little lady is hanging out waiting to bring a smile to your face. She is made out of folded roses instead of regular quilled shapes.

Pink Flamingo Body:

  • 6 - 6 in (15.2 cm) pink folded roses

  • Notice that the body is slightly rounded. There are a few ways to accomplish this.

  • Take a large glue dot, and place the pink roses on top of and around the glue dot OR

  • Take 3 - 4 in (10.2 cm) pink tight rolls/coils, and place the pink roses on top of the rolls OR

  • Instead of a glue dot use a dab of silicon or rubber cement OR

  • Glue the roses themselves together such that they form the rounded state

  • The choice is yours

Pink Flamingo Head and Neck:

  • 1 - 6 in (15.2 cm) pink folded rose for the head

  • 1 - 6 in (15.2 cm) black teardrop - note flatten one side so that the rounded part gives the shape a more "beak-like" look

  • 1 - 4 in (10.2 cm) pink strip that has been shaped into an "S" shape. This was done by conditioning the strip. Take the needle tool or fingernail and run it along the strip to make the strip curl in opposite directions to make an "S" shape.

  • To attach the neck, glue the top of the "S" to the rose that will be the head

  • Attach the bottom of the "S" and glue it to the body

  • Add a pearl for the eye

  • 2 - 1.5 in (3.8 cm) strips for her legs

TIP: Arrange the shapes to create a natural looking neck and bird.

This little lady is mounted on a magnet, the size of a business card. The photograph is one that I took at a local reservoir. I thought it looked like a place flamingos might hang out. If interested in the photograph, let me know.

As my friend Lynn suggested you can use this same pattern/idea for a stork or an egret and possibly even an ostrich or some similar type bird. Change the colors and the background and you can create anything you like.


Anonymous said...

that is so cute. lovew the card.

Anonymous said...

hey!! this really like me, i wanna start doing this kind of projects...this is really a good blog ...thanks for that... saludos desde el salvador xD!!

Antonella said...

You are so welcome! I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. It is a work of love to add items here.

antonella :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello! I so very much want to make this adorable flamingo, but I absolutely can NOT get the hang of making the rose! I have tried every night this week and have ZERO success. My main problem seems to be keeping 1)keeping the paper on the slotted tool and 2)keeping the bottom of the paper lined up. Please help! Thank you!

Christine said...

This is absolutely adorable. Love to have you visit my blog and let meknow what you think.


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