Look what I got in the mail yesterday!!! That's right, I got my swap goodies for DQS10. And I couldn't have been more thrilled to find this little beauty, made by the delightful Jessica of SewCraftyJess.
I've been following Jess's fabulous blog for a while now, and she regularly links up to WIP Wednesday, so I followed along with the whole process of creating this stunning quilt from start to finish—without ever once realizing that it was actually mine. Although I do think I begged her to be my partner at one point, because, well, who wouldn't want this amazing piece? Here it is, already hanging in its new home above my machine. Doesn't it look great? (Admittedly, at the moment it's just stuck up there with painter's tape. Anybody have a good, slightly more permanent way of hanging mini quilts?)
The curved piecing, the hand-quilting, the way all those prints work together so beautifully—wow. Every detail is just perfect, right down to the carefully chosen thread colors for the quilting. Believe me when I tell you that the pictures just don't do it justice.
And that's not all! Jess also made me this adorable matching pincushion. Would you believe that the only pincushion I owned (prior to this one) was a tomato that I bought at Joann? I know, how sad is that? And check out those adorable buttons! My daughter is already begging me to make her something—anything—with those buttons. I've already got several possibilities in mind!
Last but certainly not least—how flipping cute are these little pin toppers? Cupcakes! And an apple! And you guys, Jess made them herself! For real!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Jessica for such a sweet package and amazing doll quilt. As beautiful as it is, it means that much more to me coming from one of my blog friends. It is the perfect addition to my sewing room. And be sure to check out Jess's blog, if you haven't already!