Sunday, March 8, 2009

Adding More Pictures Before I Re-format My PC!

Back to more freezing cold weather... and trying to keep warm! I can hardly wait for Spring to arrive! So, I am about to re-formay my pc, which is a huge undertaking for me...but it continues to give me major problems, so I am formatting as a last resort...Wish me luck! Since I will be erasing all data, and pics, I thought I would add a few more just in case, I don't get on here for a while.... I spent hours today backing up all of my precious files and pictures... I hope I am doing it all right!

So, as I mentioned I thought I would add pics of my quilled musical instruments. I have made a grand piano, 3 guitars, and a violin/fiddle... These were all custom orders.... and all were happy with the results!

The piano took sooo long to complete, but when it was finished, I almost wished that I could have kept it. I did it all in pearl papers, and there are 88 fringed keys, along with actual printed music sheets (the wonders of computers!) . The violin, was my first stringed instruments, so I went through some challenges with it, but was really happy with the results. Stringing it with metallic thread took a long time!

This piece was a special custom order for a Christmas gift. The same poem was requested as in the piano piece. The guitar turned out very well, as it should have, being that it was my third one! I even handmade the small Bible, including the tiny quilled cross on the cover. Again, stringing the guitar, took almost as long as all of the quilling on it.....

Well, I'd better get back to fixing my pc. Hopefully I'll be back soon with some more pics to share. I am going to add some newer ones, as well as some older pieces.... Please check back often, and you're welcome to leave comments too!


kreativekrafts said...


Your stuff's really very cool!
Lot of hardwork.
But looks very nice!
Keep it up.


Julia said...

I love your work. Is there any way that you could send me the violin pattern that you used to create the magnificent violin? I have tried to find a pattern, but i can not and I really want to make myself a violin ornament because I play violin and I quill. Thought it would be nice to have. Please let me know if there is a pattern that you followed.

Doreen said...

Hi Julia,

I just googled images of fiddles and violins, and made it from them, I do most of my own designs, when they are custom orders, in which this one was. I don't even think I have the picture anymore. Just do a google search on violins, and click on images, until you find one you like. That is what I did... I tried to contact you through your profile but couldn't.... Doreen

Mynabyrd said...


I just stumbled across your site, and these musical instruments blew my mind!!!!

You are amazingly talented! I love the piano, but no way I would attempt to quill something so complicated. Hats off to you!!!