My girls LOVE dolls! They play with them every day, sleep with them, dress them, wrap them up, you get the idea! I had made Pippa a couple of dolls but I hadn't made one for Adelaide. She is so attached to this doll that I had kinda figured she would reject any other one that was offered. Well, about a month ago she said she really wanted a doll like Penelope's.
I thought a smaller doll would be better, more portable and less likely to drag on the ground and get filthy when being toted around. This pattern proved to be the perfect size!!! Of course, the dollies needed little quilts of their own!
|Adelaide's, of course, since yellow is her favorite color.|
For Adelaide's little set I used all of the mustardy yellow prints that I could find in my stash. The little frog print in the center is from a Heather Ross print that I made her 1st birthday dress out of and I was so glad that I had a little left. There are a few squares from Heather's latest line too. I backed it in this simple print from ruby that matched the pale blues in some of the squares.
Turns out that a charm square is the perfect size for the little doll's body! For Penelope's doll and blanket I used one of the Walk in the Woods charm packs. I used sundae in ruby for the binding as it goes really well with the colors and style of the charms. I backed it in one of my favorite Heather Bailey prints.
I have said it before, dolls are not my favorite things to sew. This pattern however, was lovely! It came together really easily and was a quick sew. It would make a great first doll!!! I have a feeling that I will be making a few more of them.
The little quilts were so easy too. I cut out 25 - 3 1/2" squares and just sewed them into 5 rows of 5 and then sewed the rows together. SO easy!! Make sure to use your 1/4" foot if you have one. I cut my binding at 2 1/4". I like a rather narrow binding and I like it to fit snuggly to the edge of my quilt.