Sunday, July 4, 2010

1st OPAM for July - Baby Blocks!

Hi all,

I went to another baby shower last night - there must have been bad weather 9 months ago!

This time it was for a boy, even though I have 2 boys I sometimes find it hard to get inspired by boy things. So I went through the tutorials on some blogs that have lots and ended up using one from the Moda blog. I did 2 changes, I didn't put ribbons in and I made the blocks 1" smaller.

This is my little helper, TP. As he is stuffing his first block he says "you know what these need? a little rattle to put inside! but it is night time (sigh) so we can't go out and get some, so they will have to be quiet blocks!" So creative and logical for a 4 year old.

The blocks are 3" squares, I tried not to overstuff them because I didn't want them to lose the square shape. I also used 2 prints from the Love U range by Deb Strain (I love this range of fabric!) and chose 4 other coordinating prints from my stash.

Be happy,
Jess

PS. Check out the free stitchery download from Snickerdoodle dreams - It has me written all over it! Definitely one to add to the to-do list!

8 comments:

Elyte said...

Lovely gifts for a new baby. Enjoyed seeing your little one also involved in the project.

Jude said...

The blocks look great and I am sure they will be enjoyed by the new baby even if they dont rattle.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The blocks do look fantastic...great finish ...well done...

Alison said...

What a special gift. I will have to remember this one when the 2 new babies are born into our family in December
Alison

Debbie said...

When I saw the squares cut out I did not realise what you were going to do with them. They look great and what a good idea.

Kate said...

What lovely little gifts. And its great that you involved your little boy. My Sarah loves doing things like this. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Its always nice to discover new crafty people, especially those from Australia.

Kelly said...

Oh they are lovely. And what a beautiful little boy you have, not only to be helping you but also for such a smart suggestion! You must be proud of him. :D
I must say also, I love your blog's 'wallpaper' - sweet!

Janet said...

You have a great helper there. I think the blocks are a terrific gift.