Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Blocks are Done

When I was a child there were these blocks with the letters of my name on each block. My brothers has their blocks as well. I remember playing with those blocks, fights with the blocks and just having a good time with them.

After we had our "safari" my mother gave me my blocks from my childhood. The "safari" loves them but they have been in existence almost 30 years. The filling is not so filling any more and they are small. When I finished the personalized pillows for the "safari" I thought that it would be a good idea to do the alphabet with a new version of the block that I had as a child.

I looked for patterns and ideas on the Internet and could not find anything that I wanted, and so I made my own. I used the letters from the personalized pillow pattern and made my own blocks. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the material and then went to Hancock Fabrics for the two fabrics that I could not find at Hobby Lobby, last night I had to get more filling and this morning I finished the pillows.

Each letter has a pattern that goes with that letter in the alphabet. So here is the run down.
A- Alphabet (because there were no Aggie Cotton patterns or apple prints)
B- Butterfly
C- Coffee
D- Dog
E- Elvis Presley
F- Frog
G- Girl
H- Hearts
I- Insects
J- John Deere
K- Kitty Cat
L- Ladybug
M- Mickey Mouse
N- Navy
O- Orange
P- Pinata
Q- Quilt
R- Roses
S- Stars
T- Trucks
U- Umbrella
V- Violet
W- Wolves
X- Alphabet (yeah I know but there were no Halloween prints out yet for x-ray)
Y- Yellow
Z- Zebra

Each block has four squares of fabric and two applique letters, one upper case and one lower case.

I have enjoyed this project and am very proud of myself for figuring it out on my own, since I am new at the craft thing. Who knows what will come next, maybe quilts.

I took these pictures last night after Noel stuffed the blocks. I sewed the sides closed this morning and the "safari" has already had a good time with them.


Marti said...

So fun! I love these. You are oh so talented. Oh, and I have some Aggie fabric.... ;)

Kathy said...

I am amazed that you have time to do anything crafty with those babies. You get the prize. Your blocks are beautiful and so are your babies.