- 8 fat quarters in an assortment of colors and patterns
- 1 yard background fabric
- 1 yard black lace string (in the cut ribbon/trim by the yard area)
2 yards yellow pleated trim
- various scraps of fabric in different textures
- black fabric paint
- ribbons in various widths and colors
- rattle and crinkle plastic
2. Next I drew a sketch of each of the activity blocks I was planning. Wanna see the sketches? This is the very first crazy sketch where I got the thought.... Hey! What if I.....how would it....could I make it work?
And this is the sketch with each specific plan for the blocks. You'll notice not all of them came to fruition exactly as sketched, but flexibility and 11th hour inspiration should never be ignored.
3. Next I measured each block and realized I could make each background only using 1 Fat Quarter. I headed to the store (JoAnns) and bought 8 fat quarters, backing fabric and 1 yard of black lace-up string.
4. Once home I headed to my craft room and grabbed various stashes of textured fabrics, all of my ribbons, stuffing and some velcro. Then I got to work. Here is a small description of each block and it's functions. I failed to mention that some elements were stuffed, like the clouds. There is also puff paint added for the watermelon seeds and caterpillar eyes.
[ emilie ]