I made these blocks for my 8 month old. They are 4 inches wide and tall. I used six different green fabrics for each side of the block and a seventh dark green material with stars for the letters. This was my first time doing applique. I think they turned out pretty good; some of the satin stitching is off a little bit. I made each block "do" something different and stuffed them with polyfil.
All stacked up with baby in background.
E, with taggies on alien fabric. I have to find something else to make with this fabric. I love it. You can see the sixth fabric on the side a little bit, dark green with frogs.
T, with a bell inside on dinosaur fabric.
H, with a squeaker inside on snail flannel.
A, with crinkle paper (cellophane) on star fabric.
N, with a rattle made from a travel container and plastic beads inside on caterpillar flannel.
So far, he's not too interested in them except when I stack them up to play a favorite game of his...knock things down.