Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ICC#49- Fabric Blocks

Our challenge this week was to create something for the kids.  I decided to make a gift for my niece (of course) that I had been planning for awhile.  I had found a pack of fabric squares on sale at Joannes and thought it would be fun to make some fabric blocks. 

I only had time to make one this week, but the plan is to make several.  All I did was sew six squares together and stuff them.

The shape is a little wonky.  Anyone have any suggestions for this?  

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  1. Cute idea! I love the colors that you chose. Unfortunately I don't have any ideas about how to help with the shape. Good luck!

  2. I love those fabrics!
    Your niece is so lucky to have a crafty aunt :)

  3. This is so cute! Personally, I think wonky is kinda cool!
    (It looks like it may be the fiberfill that makes it wonky.)

  4. I don't think there is anyway to stuff something into a perfect square and still have it soft. I would say it is perfectly kid friendly the way it is.

  5. I think it's adorable. And love the colors! What a great idea! It could also be for juggling, or for a pet, or to weigh paper down. So many uses! {:-D

  6. The blocks are cute, and so is the fabric. I think I agree with's the fiberfill that is creating the problems, but I'm not sure if it's the manufacturing brand, overfilling or underfilling. Stuffing can be a challenge, but the blocks are cute, one way or the other, anyway.

  7. No suggestions, never made one. But I like the fabric!

  8. I think it looks really cute wonky like that!

    i made something similar when i was in girl guides way back when. we put a cat toy in them. the ones with a jingly bell inside a plastic ball or something. then the cubes make a nice soft jingle when played with

    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

  9. You could cut some long rectangles out of a soft foam to put in the edges to help keep their shape. I'm not a fan of cutting foam though, it can get messy depending on the type. Super cute either way though :D


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