Quilling Letters / Name by Karen Harr


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I’m thrilled to introduce a new quiller, Karen Harr. Can you believe she JUST started quilling after buying my Flowers and Butterflies patterns? I asked if she’d mind me posting her photos here and share her experience.

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I think many readers would be inspired to know what you’ve done because they think it’s too hard. Would you like to describe what the process was like?

First and foremost you were my inspiration for my project.  I knew I wanted to do something special for my granddaughters and when I saw your beautiful quilled name “Jade”, I knew I wanted to try doing something special like that for them.  You were the biggest help to me.  I had so many questions and you were so kind and helpful, sending me links, answering all my questions, and going above and beyond for me, someone you didn’t know.  Thank you so very much.

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Any advice you might give to other beginners?

Quilling is very relaxing and rewarding to me!  I had so much fun doing these.  Since I am a beginner, I don’t really have much advice.  I am in awe of all the beautiful work that is out there in the world.   There are so many wonderful people out there who are willing to help, give advice, etc. 

What helped you get started?

Actually my wedding invitation was quilled as a gift 36 years ago.  I didn’t know anything about quilling back then.  But I did know how beautiful and special it was.  I was looking at it a few months ago thinking how beautiful and unique it really is.  Here I am, just learning to quill and thinking, why didn’t I start this years ago.  Better late than never.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the fact that my adorable granddaughters love them.  It is something special that I could do just for them.

What are you going to make next?

Here is a pic of my next project.  I am just starting it as you can see and have been playing around with colors and shapes.  As you can tell nothing has been glued yet, lol.  I thought I would do just the first letter of my grandsons name for something different.  Hopefully it will turn out like the idea I have in my head.

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Thank you, Karen, for letting me showcase your work on my blog and offering your thoughts. You have given me just as much inspiration by letting me know how my work has meaning – definitely a win-win! I hope you will start a blog of your own and continue to show us your masterpieces.

Readers, I hope you’re inspired by Karen to give quilling a try. Please let her know your thoughts by commenting.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diana
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 11:24:35

    I love these works of art. I have a question though. How did she make those names? Love the font.

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    • Cee
      Apr 06, 2013 @ 14:23:15

      Hi Diana, thanks so much for commenting. The font she used is Palatino and she used a program called Adobe Illustrator. It’s a program commonly used by graphic designers. You can achieve a similar result by manually overlapping and rotating printed letters, tape them together, then trace onto your chosen card stock, and finally cutting it out.

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  2. Julie
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 13:46:45

    Those are so pretty. Karen already has it mastered. I too hope she starts a blog. I would definitely follow. Please let us know if she does. Keep up the good work.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

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    • Cee
      Apr 06, 2013 @ 14:24:26

      Hear that Karen? You have a fan club starting! Thanks for taking the time to comment Julie! She’s likely blushing right now.😀

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  3. Lacelady
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 22:17:52

    I love these quilt letters – Karen made a great job of them and I’d love to try them too – where can I get the patterns from please?

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  4. Lacelady
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 22:19:00

    Sorry, I meant to say ‘quilled’ letters!

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  5. janice sullenger
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 18:01:31

    These are gorgeous. I would love to know how to do this

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