March 10th, 2009
My second attempt at the Sweet Slice cake was a little naked, so I decided to make a fabric “blue plate special” plate… and then some strawberries. All I needed were some dollops of whipped cream.
I scoured blogland and flickr for tutorials on how to make whipped cream out of wool felt. I found a few, but they required sewing teeny tiny stitches on pee wee pieces of felt. I have teeny tiny pee wee patience for that.
So I came up with my own version. After many prototype go-arounds with scissors, pencil and felt… I went to my trusty ruler rack and found just the ticket. Darlene Zimmerman’s HEXAGON ruler by EZ Quilting by Wrights. Maybe I’m not the only one who’s inner voice (or voices) keeps chanting, “I just need some whipped cream”? Super easy, super fast, super not fussy.
1. Ruler, wool felt.
2. Cut into hexagon of desired size.
3. Snip from points to about ⅓ of the way from the center to make little “pies”. Just eyeball. Inconsistency adds character.
4. Trim each pie as shown.
5. Result is one of those ninja flying disc looking things. But not as sharp. Or as deadly.
6. With matching thread (I used red for visual effect), pull a stitch through the sharp corner of each “pie”. Continue.
7. End where you started, and through the other side.
8. Tug/gather. Gently. You now have a dollop. Sort of.