Welcome everyone from Craftzine! I'm so excited to find these blocks on there this morning!!!
Be forewarned…this post may lead to sugar-induced coma! Too much sweetness overload! Or make your ovaries ache!
Oh I could seriously eat him up! sigh.
OK back to the real point of this post. Nana (my Mother) saw these infant blocks at a church event she went to. They were making them as part of a humanitarian aide thing.
Though, leave it to my Mother to improve on something already too cute! This heart was her idea.
The blocks are made with that counted plastic canvas. You make up each side with a different shape, then stitch the edges together to form cubes. There is also a bell hidden inside for extra fun for the kids.
My Mom came home and right away made these blocks for my Nephew’s first Birthday! They were a huge hit! My Mom also came up with the idea of doing a numbers, or dice, block. See, where our crafty genius comes from? It’s in our genes! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say enough about the women in my life and how they teach and inspire me!!
My Mom’s next endeavor with these awesome blocks is a color block. She is stitching up each side with a different color and then is adding the name of the color to it.
I had to point this out. The above block, yeah that’s the back side. When I work on plastic canvas I don’t concern myself with the backs. But my Mother’s are as beautiful as her front side!
This is the front side, just for your comparison.
She just wings all of this, no patterns! Insane, right? That’s what the pink side above is. It is her trying out the color names…they are just a test, as my Mom does know the difference between red and pink!
I’m guessing that anyone that is going to do this craft knows how to use plastic canvas. But for those that don’t here is a close up of how to stitch the side. You do a diagonal stitch, going up one row and down the next.
Crash course for these blocks:
My Mom’s squares (sides) are 18 holes X18 holes. So, you first cut your 6 squares (sides). Next you start stitching your first row. Notice the block with the white yarn? That is how you start the square (side), by sewing your end right into the block. So as you stitch you are wrapping the yarn around the end, which holds the end in as well as leaves a nice finished end that you don’t even see. Next, is the orange yarn where you just keep stitching up one row and down the next. And above the orange are all the other colors that are finished and waiting to be stitched together at their edges/corners.
One last cuteness picture! Can you stand all those baby parts?! Goodness, I can’t.
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PS Thank you, Nana, for making these adorable blocks and inspiring me as always!!
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