Quilled Bunker Hill Church

Quilled Bunker Hill Church

Quilled Bunker Hill Church

Quilled Bunker Hill Church

Quilled Bunker Hill Church

I was on Little Circles Quill-Along group (I think), the other day and a woman posted a pic of a quilling she did of her friend’s house. Needless to say, I’d always had it on my to-do list, but was worried that it would look crappy and didn’t want to put the time into a failed project with that level of detail. Plus, traditional quilling paper is kind of flimsy and it’s always been a fight to make monograms with it, let alone something covered in straight lines.

And that’s where the On Edge strips come in! I recently tried Little Circles On Edge cardstock strips and… I put two and two together… and voila! The church was built.

The great thing about On Edge is that they hold their shape. There is no fighting to keep them straight and because they are so thick you can stack them for really big pop (or in this case door frames and window casings).

I think the other thing I like about them is because they stay straight when you hold them, you can easily cut them to the perfect length just be holding them over a section you’re working on. They really are a miracle.

The quilled Bunker Hill Church was based on a photo I took of it last summer. It’s right up the road from me and I pass by it every day on the way to work. It’s also one of the best overlooks in my area. On the other side of the road is a clearing that opens up to the entire middle portion of Damariscotta Lake, and since it’s such a high vantage point, you can see clear across to the Camden Hills (which are about an hour away).

Besides outlining the church in On Edge strips, I used a watercolor marker and a sharpie to draw in the weather vane and the windows/doors. The marker was gray and the sharpie black so it worked out to pretty much match the image.

Now that I’ve done this once, I have a really good idea how to tackle it more effectively the next time. I’m considering making my mother’s house where I grew up. And even though I’m not religious, there are a lot of beautiful churches in my area. I’m also thinking lighthouses and historic buildings. Maybe even a downtown Damariscotta scene. I think the possibilities are endless and could take my quilling to a whole new arena.

How exciting!

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