Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Project - Felt Cheese

This weekend I made the last of my felt food project pieces - cheese!  I'm sure I'll be working on more felt food designs since I had so much fun with them.  However, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and little c will be flying down with her parents, so the "surprise" needs to get finished up.  I can't show you what it is yet, but you'll get to see it next week.

The cheese is put together a lot like the fruit pies from last week are.  It's super easy!  I'm not sure what type of cheese the one with holes is - maybe a nice rich, grass fed Swiss emmentaler... (smile!).  I just found a great one at Trader Joe's if you like this original "Swiss" cheese.  It's from Switzerland and is made with raw milk from mountain cows like it's supposed to be.  Don't worry about the raw milk - it's aged over 60 days so it's fine.  The second cheese is a blue veined variety.  It'd be easy to substitute different colors of embroidery thread for different types of aged vein cheese.

*cream and golden yellow felt
*cream and blue embroidery thread
*pattern found here

Cheese with holes:
1.  Using the wedge shaped pattern, cut out two pieces from cream felt and one from the yellow felt.  Cut a 2 inch by 3 inch piece of cream felt and a 2 inch by 8 inch piece from the cream felt and the yellow felt.

2.  Draw holes on the wrong side of the 2 x 3 inch piece of cream felt and on the wrong side of the 2 x 8 inch piece of cream felt.  Cut the holes out.

3.  Attach the cream pieces to their matching yellow pieces by blanket stitching the holes to the felt underneath (3 strands of embroidery floss throughout).

4. The 2 x 3 piece of felt will be the back of the cheese wedge.  Lay this along the short edge of the bottom wedge.  Attach the pieces together with a blanket stitch.

5.  Pin the side piece in place and sew using a blanket stitch.

6.  Your cheese should look like this.

7.  Pin the top wedge in place .....

..... and sew the two long edges together, leaving the short edge open.

8.  Stuff with fiberfill and sew the final edge together.

Blue-veined cheese:
1.  From cream felt, cut two wedges, one 2 inch by 3 inch rectangle, and one 2 inch by 8 inch rectangle.

2.  Using a pencil, draw swirls on the right side of the long rectangle.

3.  Use blue embroidery thread and follow the lines using a mixture of outline stitching and daisy chain stitching.

4. Put the cheese wedge together the same way as you put the cheese with holes together.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

1 comment:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria