Here's my latest project: homemade cloth baby blocks. They say newborns love contrast and symmetry! I also did funky inside out style seams, really mostly because it would be easier to avoid handsewing after stuffing, but I also like how the contrasting black thread adds more, well, contrast.
First I got out some newsprint and made the block face patterns, all 3 1/2" squares.
Then I made the patterns for the images:
Cutting, cutting, cutting...
Then the sewing began. This was quite time consuming! I did a zig-zag stitch around the edge of each shape, centered on the block faces.
Edges are sewn together with zig-zag at the very edge and then a straight stitch just beneath for structural reinforcement. This series of photos shows how the pieces are sewn together to get a cube/block shape.
When all edges except for the last one are sewn, then stuff.