Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Free Quilling Patterns

Happy Thanksgiving may you have a happy and healthy holdiay!  I would like to take this opportunity to extend a special Thank You to everyone who has stopped by to check out the postings over the years.  This photograph was taken in October while we were pumkin picking, but I just loved the colors, don't you?

Here are two Turkey Patterns for you this day:

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.  You may alternately use one of those google eyes / wiggle eyes that you use on kids crafts.


* 2 strips of brown

* 1/2 strip of cream

* I let my strips overlap so that there is very little cream showing only in the center

* Make a teardrop shape


* 12 in (30.5 cm) tight coil

* Cut small triangle for beak

* Approximately 1 in (2.5 cm) of 1/16 in ( cm) wide paper for the red wattle (this is the part that hangs down from the beak)

Tail Feathers:

* 6 in (15.2 cm) Alternate side looping in various fall colors

* Attach to bottom of teardrop


* 4 in (10.2 cm) Yellow, 6 in (15.2 cm) Red, and 12 in (30.5 cm) Brown strips - glue them end-to-end and make a shaped teardrop

* Attach to center of body


* Scrap of Yellow

Looks like he is running away - "Don't eat me!"
Please share some of your thoughts and hopes about the holidays, or if you would like me to try to create a special tutorial just for you....

P.S. - Yes, you do recognize these tutorials, I guess I re-gifted :-)  Actually, my hubby was worried I would forget to finish cooking.  Stay tuned for some fresh, new tutorials for December.

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco


Whimcees said...


I love the turkeys! Wonderful! You are so talented!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!


Barbara Diane

Antonella said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Barbara Diane. You have made my day! Hugs, antonella :-)

Wall Lights said...

nice posting keep blogging

Marilyn M said...

I found your blog last night while on SplitCoast Stampers. I'm sooooo glad I did. I was up until 1 am looking at all the great patterns, instructions and cards made with quilling. I can't wait to see if I can do this. Your instructions are so easy to follow. Thanks again and keep blogging!!

Antonella said...


I am so glad that you have enjoyed your visit! I hope you come back soon.

antonella :-)


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