Along with the traditional, I also enjoy doing three-dimensional quilling very much. Here's my new 3D piece &mdash a penguin. Here's how I made it:
For the bottom half of the body I used the total of about 145 cm (approx. 5 feet) of 3 mm (1/8 inch) back strips, glued together. I rolled them tightly and gave the roll the shape of a flower pot, then coated it with glue inside. The upper half was made in the same way, except that the "flower pot" is thinner and higher. For the head I made two semi-spheres, each one out of about 90 cm (a little short of 3 feet) long strip.
Then I glued together the two halves of the body, the halves of the head and attached the head to the body. The wings are two quilled half circles or curved half circles (crescents), the tail is a quilled triangle. I used short orange strips for penguin's feet and beak. For his belly I rolled a loose coil out of a long (60 cm or 2 feet) and narrow (1.5 mm or 1/16 inch) white strip. Narrow black and white strips were used also for his eyes.