What is this blog?

This blog is about my crafts as I'm sure it's obvious, but rather specifically I post about my quilling. I suppose I didn't include quilling in the title simply because that would limit what I could put in this blog. In other words, 99% of this is in fact quilling.

There ARE periods where I don't post anything for a long time, but that doesn't mean I'm done with quilling! I'll post again. Eventually.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Abstract colorful tree sunset picture painting

I found an 8X8 inch frame that I had bought a while ago in my craft closet. I wanted to quill an entire picture this time! I started it about two weeks ago. As I made clear in my abstract man post, I like abstract modern looking things. Modern paintings included. But there are only some modern pieces I even like! Some are just swaths of color and that's just not my thing. I want it to look sort of like something, I don't know! I know you could just say this looks like a tree by a sunset with random colors, but I see much more than that! It's like the tree of life in all of the known universes, like the multiverse, which is the theory that there are an unlimited amount of parallel universes and we live in just one of them. Perhaps it could look like an endless tree growing and sprouting random bubble things and one is our universe? I don't know I'm weird, most of you probably didn't get that xD.

Onto the picture itself... I feel as though the longer I quill, the longer it takes me to complete each one. It should be the opposite, right?  No, I'm just getting more OCD about it. The coils are only three inch coils, with a few exceptions with the tree, and the white outline, and the bubbles (some are insanely tiny.. Like half an inch.) Part of the tree are regular coils, some really loose coils, and part just paper folded into half and thirds. I used so much pins it's not funny! Most all of the coils had two pins in them. It took like sixty hours it's insane! But so worth it. I am going to start a new one soon too for my uncle. He has been wanting some big quilled thing from me for a while.

Before I show some close ups, I took some pictures of it while I was making it.

Just for the fun of it, I took a picture of what it looks like on the back. The flip side!

And some close ups! Sorry about the reflections. It's quite a sunny day, but the sun hasn't reached the house so I had to turn the light up all the way.


  1. Hi Rachelle,
    This looks just amazing. If you do not mind, can you share the original picture with me. I wish to attempt the same!

  2. Hi NehaMetal,

    Sorry I didn't answer sooner, I don't check my blog that often :(. I am not quite sure where the exact picture I used is. I just did a bunch of googling to find it. Just now, I googled and bing'ed 'colorful abstract tree' and found some very similar images. I hope you see my reply, and I would love to see it finished if possible! That's really flattering that you like it enough to copy it :). Please respond if you see this, even if it's months from now as I will see it eventually.

  3. Sorry I spelled your username wrong, my iPad isn't letting me type well on this comment section so I wrote it on another document and pasted it... Not sure if I can edit it, I don't think I can,