Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Free Quilled Turkey Pattern

quilled turkey pattern
Gobble, Gobble!

With Thanksgiving on the way I thought it would be fun to post a slightly revised Turkey pattern. This is done in the style of "Creative Quilling Traditional and Modern Designs" By Trees Tra and Pieter Van Der Wolk

I used full-length strips, in this case they were 24 inch (60.96 cm) strips. You can use any manufacturer and they don't have to be this long.
For the Turkey's body and curled "feather" tail:
  • 10 - 24 inch (60.96 cm) strips, rolled into a tight coil. Roll all strips together. I took the strips and slightly offset them to make it easier to start the coil.Do not roll all the way to the end of the strips. Leave approximately 6 in (15.24 cm) free.
  • Glue all the strips at this point to keep the body tightly coiled while leaving the ends loose.
  • Take the free ends and create loose open coils, coiling them in different directions as the "feathers" of your turkey.
For the head:
  • 1 - 12 in (30.48 cm) brown teardrop for the head
  • 1 - 6 in (15.24 cm) black triangle for the beak
  • 1 - 6 in (15.34 cm) modified red teardrop, with a dangling spiral. This is made by curling the first half of the strip into a teardrop and glueing it where you pinch it to make the teardrop. Then take the remaining strip and create a spiral. This is for the fleshy carbuncle that hangs from the beak, called a snood.
To make the eye:

  • Take Black, White, and Black strips glued together and roll together to make the eye.
I hope you enjoy this little fella!


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