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« on: December 02, 2011 11:45:05 AM »

Sew Mama Sew had a Passionate November. One of their passion days was Passion for Play and included in their tutorials was this one for a "tangram-esque fabric puzzle." I ended up making 2 sets: 1 for my brother's boys and 1 for my kids (i.e. me!)I used only fabrics I had on hand which means they weren't all quilting cotton. The only real change (other than size) that I made from the tute was that the backs match the fronts. She said she just used whatever colors and had I think 4 of each rainbow color and 18 white. That didn't make sense to me. THere are 6 of each color backing.

For Ethan and Connor (4yo and 3yo) I tried to get all the colors to be solids.
Here's the Front sides:

The backs:

And more fun!

I forgot to get a picture of the bag. For the bag I just cut 18"x4" strips of each non-white fabric and, well, made a bag with them.

And for me Russ and Alice (5yo and 2 yo) I tried to get all the colors to be patterned. These were a little bigger than the set for E&C. I learned a bunch.
Fronts:

Backs:

The bag:

This bag was bigger, I included 2 strips of the white on it as well.

These were a lot of fun to make and play with. I want to do a set sometime where each fabric is a different texture. I think that would be cool.

Thanks for looking! C&C?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011 12:36:08 PM »

Wow, this is neat and so inspiring, I could really get lost in all those possibilities to combine the pieces and Im supposed to be something like a grown up Grin! Bet the kids love it, too!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011 01:46:43 PM »

These are fantastic! What a neat idea.

I know I'd love to play with them, but I'm curious to find out how the kids like them!

Thanks for posting!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011 03:43:09 PM »

I'm curious about how the kids like them too. Alice "helped" me when I was making designs for the pictures (because that's the only reason I was playing with them,  Roll Eyes) but she was mostly just stacking them. I want to know how the boys like them, or how their 9yo sister Ireland likes them. I'm so excited!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011 06:41:08 AM »

What a lovely game.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011 07:07:24 AM »

These are awesome.  I'd love to do this for my little guy when he's older.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011 08:47:22 AM »

This is a great sensory activity too. I know my son when he was littler and even now that he's 8 loves sorting and organizing. He create little games out pieces that he stacks and sorts. Great Montessori style activity.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012 06:17:24 PM »

Smashing! I just love it so much that I pinned it!
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