We used pattern from Smile and Wave Tutorial , and were able to use fabric we had on hand. We put added noisy items in the center of the filling: jingle bells in one, cellophane in another, and marbles secured in easter eggs in the third. . We appliqued A, B, C and X, Y, Z in upper and lower case on the squares that make up each block, and sewed the 6 squares together to make each block.
You can see how cute they look surrounding Nolan in his crib. Now that he is older, we can play catch with them:)
He is so adorable