This is quite possibly the best and quickest thing to make for a baby shower. It’s good for girls or boys and all babies love blocks and balls, most moms do too. To make the balls I used the the purl bee‘s pattern for fabric beach balls — there are three sizes, mine are medium. I decided, like Erin, to omit the circle on the end because I went to the trouble of lining up the points. Also, I think the circle is mostly there to complete the beach ball look which wasn’t what I was going for anyway.
The blocks are made from six 5-inch squares sewn together to make a cube. Each side is a different fabric. I then used two pieces of foam stacked on top of each other to fill the block. I was afraid one piece of thicker foam would be too hard to squish into the block but now I think it might have worked. Last thing was a bag made from the chenille — babies love that stuff. I sewed a contrasting fabric at the top but instead of a drawstring — not really safe for babies — I used a length of elastic small enough to gather the top so the blocks and balls don’t fall out. It can still be easily stretched to load up the bag. The last thing I added was a small loop of orange twill tape so the bag can be hung up or easily carried by a tiny hand.