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I am a simple person believing in simplicities of life. I love crafting and experimenting all sort of crafts- some I succeed and some come out to be total disasters...:P but i still love them all. I attempt to share my creations and crafty knowledge with you all and hope you enjoy your stay at my blog. Love all, Hate none is my way of living. If you like my work and wanna talk about it, I can be reached at justlovecraftsblog(at) xx

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

A special gift!! - Quilled monogram in a handmade frame

Hey peeps,
I have got something special to share with you all. I said in my last post that I was busy making something for a very special friend. And I finally completed it. Well, it was supposed to be a gift and I intended to send it too. However, postponed the idea for a while because of our stupid Indian post. :( :(
Well, apparently they tried charging me so high for something which weighed less than 100 gms that I need to work out some other way to send it... 

Nevertheless that shouldn't refrain me from sharing this with you all. :)

Ok, so this is what I have made. Its a Quilled Monogram of the person's first letter of the name. here it is-
This is my first attempt at such kind of quilling and probably my biggest project too so far :p but I was surprised that it didn't take a lot of time. I finished this is 3 days working only a few hours on and off per day. I took approx. 2 hrs to make the frame from the scratch.

I am just unsatisfied with the base. I mistakenly used a printer sheet for the base, and so when a lot of glue was applied, the paper shrunk as can be noticed on the edges of the pattern. My advice is to use a thicker sheet or cardstock when making closed designs like these.

Would you like to see the step by step construction for it?? 

I have taken a few pictures explaining the process. Hope they help...

Firstly, I printed the monogram on a normal white sheet (printer paper). I found this beautiful design here

I outlined it with A4 length 3 mm dark blue strips. That's how it looked-
 I know it isn't really neat at this stage, but your flaws are easily hidden as the design fills. :p

I started to fill one portion at a time. i wanted to use normal quilling coils but in different shapes. I started with inserting the ones I already have in certain areas and filling one portion with heart shaped coils.
As I mentioned before, took me three days to finish the whole thing. That's how it looked at the last day.
Its an A4 size sheet at the moment but I wanted to frame it and thus, I cut off about 1.5 cms each from top and bottom margin. 

I searched for framing ideas all over the internet but didn't find anything satisfactory till I checked out Ina's blog and I found this amazing idea. I can't thank her enough for putting up such simple and clear instructions and the results are really satisfactory.
This is how my frame looked before assembling-
I had followed Ina's instructions exactly and it turned out to be perfect. However, I made one more mistake of using pastel sheet for the frame. Basically, I was too lazy to go to the market to buy some good paper for framing and thus, settled on the one I had at my disposal. Well, the frame turned out to be fine, but while assembling I faced the problem of sticking the ends properly. As the corners kept falling apart unless I fed enough glue. Never mind but, the frame looked nice once completed.
This is the final look of my framed quilled monogram-
I hope you like it. If there are any questions you would like to ask me regarding making this, please feel free to ask me. 
Thank you
Just Love Crafts xx


  1. Its so beautiful. I wish you great deal of success. Your work proves how beautiful you really are. :)

    Great thing to start such a big project...
    Congrats for that first.
    Absolutely loved the color combo....


  3. Lovely Monogram Priyanka. Awesome job.

  4. Very beautiful! I love the intricate design and the paper strips in various shades of blue (my favorite color)! Excellent work!


  5. wow... this is amazing... but yes u should have used cardstock for the base... its really wonderful quilling though... and we learn from our mistakes so no probs...
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  6. Wow pretty gorgeous. Its come out so well. Love the detailing too.


  7. Great work priyanka. your friend must be lucky

  8. Lovely work priyanka. It would be great if you can make tutorial on how you shaped the letter it seems to be most difficult part. Also what is the paper you used for the frame I tried inna's frame with chart paper and it was disaster.


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