I wondered what appliquéd letters would be like to do with a bit of padding.... I found a website for free downloads of letter stencils - really cool as you can choose the font, size, etc and simply print it off, or copy and paste to a Word document which is what I did so I could fiddle about. I got the right size and cut out the paper stencils then used then used them as mini-paper patterns on some fabric scraps I had......
I use polystyrene wadding - inexpensive, durable and very practical for something that will be well used like a baby blanket! The backing fabric is also any sort of scrap material (remember to keep those odd shaped bits when you cut something out). Next task: to machine sew round the edges, making sure you catch the edges.
How sweet is this!