Feature Friday- Quilled Blue and White China


I’ve always loved the look of white and blue china. In fact, I have made several Ukrainian eggs with the white and blue china look.

Blue is my favorite color and white is well…white. So I’m drawn to these beautiful china patterns. And I love quilling. So naturally, it seemed like a great idea to combine the two.

For this project I used:
One plate from the Dollar Store
White primer spray paint
Several sheets of blue cardstock
Aileens Tacky Glue
Quilling tool and paper cutter
Clear Acrylic Sealant
To prepare my workstation, I cut the cardstock in thin 1/8” strips with my paper cutter. I then spray painted the plate with a coat of white primer. After it dried, I began the quilling process.
You can create the basic quilled shape by coiling the strip of paper with your quilling tool, and gluing it on the end. Below are some photos of basic quilling techniques. You can find some basic quilling instructions here or see my tutorials on Quilled Summer Blooms Frame, and Quilled Paisley Monogram for more quilling details.
Take a pencil and ruler and mark small pencil marks on the edge of the plate, dividing it into eight even sections. This will help you to create a design in one of those sections and then repeat the design the whole way around, creating the even filigree pattern on the plate’s edge.
I wanted to go with a bird theme, so I started by quilling strips randomly and creating a bird in the center of the plate. I have to tell you that I didn’t have an exact plan in mind, I just began to glue the down my quills in a pattern I liked in the center, creating a crane of some sort and trees, shrubbery and butterflies.
I then used a compass to trace a pencil line around the inside edge of the plate, and glued a long strip of cardstock on it’s side along the pencil line, creating a sharp circle to separate the bird and trees from the outside border.
Finally, spray the finished plate with a good coat of clear acrylic sealant. Once it is dried, it is ready for display.
What I enjoy about this white and blue plate is the texture. It creates a highly unusual gift.
If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might like my Quilled Monogram tutorial.  Create a 3D quilled monogram that is a one-of-a-kind gift.

Or check out my Quilled Paisley Monogram tutorial.  If you like paisley, you will love this!

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  • Anonymous April 3, 2016, 9:36 am

    WOW! its beautiful. I might even use a pic of it as a screen saver. What length strips did you use?

    • Mel April 3, 2016, 9:39 am

      WOW! its beautiful. I might even use a pic of it as a screen saver. What length strips did you use?

  • Barbara Brice February 21, 2012, 7:17 pm

    Wow! This is beautiful! I collect blue and white china and Flow Blue porcelain pieces. This would make a great artistic piece to add with them. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Stock exchange reports November 3, 2011, 3:29 pm

    That is lovely! My dishware is Country Puritanic and Soul.Unusual job!Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't move to see what you hump for incoming hebdomad.AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  • Penny A September 3, 2011, 2:45 am

    …again, I am blown away! Stunning 😮

  • Ann March 23, 2011, 4:48 pm

    SO pretty, Suzy – I love the Asian flair!

  • chillin with Quillin March 18, 2011, 12:36 pm

    Wow it's Beautiful!

  • kara@elements-interiors.net March 16, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Thank you for linking up last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!} Great post you shared!

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


  • Krafty Kat March 15, 2011, 12:28 am

    Wow- you are so talented! Thanks for sharing how you did this at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  • Cheryl @ Sew Can Do March 14, 2011, 5:09 am

    Amazing. The details are incredible! You've been featured at this week's Craftastic Monday. Stop by & grab a Featured On button:)

  • Christina @ The Tattered Tag March 12, 2011, 9:44 pm

    Amazingly beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your great project by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! 🙂

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  • Vivienne @ the V Spot March 11, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Wow! The detail involved is truly amazing! I don't know that I would have the patience (or the dexterity) to try that myself, but I sure do admire yours!

  • Heather March 11, 2011, 5:37 pm

    This is so amazing! You did an awesome job! Featured this today! http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2011/03/featuring-you-friday_11.html
    Have a great weekend!

    Heather @ Me Making Do

  • AllieMakes! March 11, 2011, 3:37 am

    That is lovely! My china is Dutch Blue and White… Fantastic job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  • gail@myrepurposedlife.net March 11, 2011, 1:27 am

    your plate is awesome!


  • Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma March 11, 2011, 1:27 am

    I would like to take a field trip to the creative part of your brain and learn a thing or two.

    I haven't quilled since I taught art 5 years ago.

    Putting that on a project to-do list NOW!

    Thanks for sharing this with my readers at Creative Juice Thursday!


  • Christina March 11, 2011, 1:15 am

    You are SO creative! This turned out beautiful!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! 🙂

  • Wendy March 10, 2011, 5:25 pm

    Wow, this is stunning! It's so rare to see quilling projects (or am I just looking on the wrong blogs?!)

  • Doda March 10, 2011, 4:57 pm

    Very pretty and unusual. Well done!

  • creativejewishmom/sara March 10, 2011, 4:22 pm

    Amazing! I'm really enjoying all the crafts you've been sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, keep up the great work, and thanks so much!

  • Janelle March 10, 2011, 8:18 am

    this is so beautiful! From the photo, I initially thought the design was painted on the plate!

  • April March 9, 2011, 10:30 pm

    i love blue and white and this is just beautiful!

  • Inspired By... March 9, 2011, 10:29 pm

    Awesome! What a brilliant idea 🙂

  • BEACH BUNGALOW March 9, 2011, 8:52 pm

    This is stunning; I'm speechless!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow

  • Erica March 9, 2011, 8:51 pm

    That is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. I love dishes and I love making things my own so this is the perfect project!

  • Melissa March 9, 2011, 7:33 pm

    That is breath taking! Great job. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

  • Naturally Me Creations March 9, 2011, 4:21 pm

    Lovely! What a novel idea. 🙂

  • ~Lavender Dreamer~ March 9, 2011, 3:09 pm

    What a beautiful craft..and wonderful tutorial! I would love to be looking over your shoulder when you do this! It's amazing! ♥

  • Becca March 9, 2011, 2:41 pm

    This is truly amazing, original and FUN! Love it! *Becca*


  • Becca March 9, 2011, 2:28 pm

    This is truly amazing, original and FUN! Love it! *Becca*


  • Cindy March 9, 2011, 1:45 pm

    WOW! That's amazing, so beautiful!

  • kara@elements-interiors.net March 9, 2011, 1:37 pm

    HEY! Thank you for linking up! This is AMAZING! WOW! The detail…its beautiful!


  • ContentEwe March 8, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Wow! How pretty!

  • AmieAnn March 8, 2011, 12:01 pm

    This is amazing! I am totally in love with the bird design in the center and the color is perfect! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  • SewHappyGeek March 8, 2011, 10:20 am

    Wow, that's really beautiful, and I always think that blue and white together makes things look so vintage. Thanks so much for linking up!

  • Jill March 8, 2011, 4:30 am

    That is amazing! Such incredible detail!!I'm a big blue fan too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Ross March 8, 2011, 3:57 am

    Wow! So beautiful;)

  • Kelly March 8, 2011, 3:31 am

    Very Cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Erin March 8, 2011, 3:01 am

    I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! 🙂

  • By the Bluegrass March 7, 2011, 9:29 pm

    This is seriously cool! What a unique idea.

  • Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) March 7, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I adore blue and white anything! And I love transferware. This reminds me a gorgeous flow blue plate. Just beautiful! Great before and after!

  • Sasha March 7, 2011, 4:08 pm

    This is beautiful! I've never seen anything like this. You have lots of talent. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

  • Patricia March 7, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Wow! It's just beautiful. I love blue and white dishes, and really expected to see just that when I clicked on your link. I am in awe at how this turned out.

  • Anne Maskell March 7, 2011, 1:25 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful, and I have to say I am in awe of you skill. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  • Aubrie March 6, 2011, 5:12 pm

    I can only imagine how much time that took. So detailed and beautiful!

    aubrie @ http://amamab.blogspot.com/

  • Alaina March 6, 2011, 1:04 pm
  • Antonella March 6, 2011, 2:08 am

    This is lovely!!! I cannot believe that you didn't have a plan in mind, it is gorgeous! Hugs, antonella 🙂

  • Debbie in Nashville March 5, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Wow, that's alot of work. Looks lovely!

  • Claire March 5, 2011, 12:46 pm

    I still can't pick my jaw up-omg-wow-this is exceptional-your creativity is breathtaking-I'm your newest follower-stop by sometime-Claire

  • Michelle@Somedaycrafts March 5, 2011, 3:49 am

    You are completely amazing!!!!!!!! I don't have the patience for that!

  • Fio March 5, 2011, 12:51 am

    That's stunning, I love it! I've blogged about some quilling I've done too 🙂

  • Bradford March 5, 2011, 12:44 am

    you know now that we are all expecting you to publish a craft book with all of your projects so the rest of us can do them too

  • The Answer Is Chocolate March 4, 2011, 3:22 pm

    WOW! This is so gorgeous Suzy! Posting on my FB page!

  • Jennifer March 4, 2011, 3:01 pm

    ohmygosh that is pure genius!!!!! How cute!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  • lynne March 4, 2011, 2:44 pm

    I believe you may be the quilling queen. You take it to a whole new level!

  • Rachael @ The Little Birdie March 4, 2011, 2:16 pm

    Holy cow!! That's incredible!! You are so talented…

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} March 4, 2011, 1:56 pm

    WOW!! This is absolutely stunning. I've not seen anyone do quill work like this. Fabulous job!

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