Monday, May 2, 2011

City House Studio twin doll quilts...

Check out these darling twin quilts and these twin dolls!  I want to make them! Michelle from City House Studio  made them as a gift. Super darling!  Make sure to check out her blog,  she has fun projects for the home. Loads of quilting and sewing projects, and darling  twins she dresses up!  

Our friends Ella and Zoe are turning 5 next week, and their Rainbow Birthday Party is today!  We met in an Early Childhood/Family Education class when they were 2 and my girls were 3.  Their mom is just about the sweetest person in the world, and it has been such fun to compare notes on being a mom of twin girls.

So I knew I wanted to make something really special for their birthday.
Here is what I came up with!

"Ruby Lou" doll pattern can be found at Sew Much Ado

Twin Rainbow Quilts
My own creation, but was inspired by this quilt I found on flickr.

Close up of the pebble quilting.
Fun to do, and I LOVE how it turned out!

Soft minky dots for the backing.

One skirt just wouldn't be enough, would it?
A girl needs a change of clothing!

These little dolls were a really fun project, and I had lots of help along the way from my twins, complete with planning how they wanted their dolls to look -- I promised to make them each one after these gifts were finished!  It turns out that 5 year old fingers are perfect for stuffing those narrow arms and legs.  And it was really fun to see the amazed look on their faces after I sewed the heads together and then turned them inside out - it was like the dolls came alive!  The only thing that I would change about the pattern is to embroider the faces first -- this seemed much easier, rather than waiting until the end and having to bury the embroidery knots up in the hairline somewhere.  I also lined the face and the body with interfacing prior to doing the embroidery.  And the faces/arms/legs are just a neutral Kona cotton, not muslin as the pattern suggests.



Sew Many Mamas said...

So cute! Love their little crooked smiles!

the gathering girls said...

Adorable dolls! The quilts are lovely!

Linda said...

Super cute!! I want one for me :) hee hee

Wendy said...

The doll faces are too cute!!

CityHouseStudio said...

Heather & Megan,
Thanks so much for featuring my creations!
The little girls I made these for checked out your website today and loved it!