Monday, September 29, 2008

Fabric Building Blocks

A few weeks ago, I bought Amy Butler's new book Little Stitches for Little Ones and it is bursting with great sewing ideas for some super cute baby items. Since several of my friends have/are having babies, I've been inspired to get to work and make some of the projects inside.

I've got to give my mother-in-law a special shout out for helping me cut the foam for the blocks this weekend with her electric carving knife. She's got the goods!

The pattern called for 9 blocks, but I didn't want to overdo it, so I just made four. Aren't they the cutest blocks you can even imagine? I think so too!

16 comments:

Amy said...

Electric carving knife? Really? Hmmm. That is clever. The blocks are adorable. How big are they? Oooooh. I know a one year old who would love those... I might have to copy you.

Amylouwho said...

When I worked at the fabric store that's what we had on hand to cut the foam. Those turned out so cute.

Do you like the book? I have a gift card to Borders and I was thinking that a sewing book would be a good way to use it. Any recommendations?

affectioknit said...

They are the cutest blocks - I love the fabric!

Melissa said...

These are so cute, I would play with them! And...mark me down for two throw pillows in that fabric, please. :)

Amy and Andrew said...

Fabulous idea! I love them! I think it would be great as a parent to be able to choose how your children's toys look. I mean, if you're going to have blocks laying around, they might as well look cool!

Kirsten said...

those are so cute! do you take orders? i need some pillows! =)

THE ISAZAS said...

These are awesome! You have the greatest taste in fabric!

Anonymous said...

I love them!!! So cute and cool. You are amazing! Love you.

Annika

Alexis said...

Fantastic! I'm going to make those for my nephews. I wonder if anyone I know has an electric carving knife?

Linnea (Johnson) Bergstrom said...

Whichever child gets these is very lucky. Glad you found something out of the book to make. I love the little turtle (I think it's in that book).

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are so cute!

Shalet said...

Oh my - those are adorable! I love them!

Jessica said...

These just might be loads of fun in my classroom!

Always Inspire said...

Those are great! You did a fantastic job! I have been looking at tutorials for blocks recently, since just like you, quite a few of my relatives and friends are expecting little ones.

I'll have to go and check her book out. I have In Stitches and just love it!

Karen said...

This might have to be another project that I attempt. I love the fabric on these. You are quite talented!

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