The wedding quilt…

Let me tell u a story: my husband’s family are proud and loud rednecks (MIL words, not mine).  . 4wheeling. Shotguns. Confederate flags. NASCAR. Southern Baptist etc. 

I am a first generation Trini American from the suburbs of MD/DC/VA. when I walked into that family picnic 13 yrs ago, it was a culture shock. That was followed by 6 months of waiting in car whenever we had to go to their house for anything. 

Eventually my MIL and I will bond over crafting. Ceramics. Stained glass. 

Fast forward 3 years. Our wedding. 200 people. Big Cinderella dress. My mother in law worked on this quilt for 2 years! Handstitched, baby. No machine was used. 

Scalloped edges. 

I feel so warm under those stitches. It’s her saying “I love u and welcome to the family”.

The wedding quilt…

Let me tell u a story: my husband’s family are proud and loud rednecks (MIL words, not mine). . 4wheeling. Shotguns. Confederate flags. NASCAR. Southern Baptist etc.

I am a first generation Trini American from the suburbs of MD/DC/VA. when I walked into that family picnic 13 yrs ago, it was a culture shock. That was followed by 6 months of waiting in car whenever we had to go to their house for anything.

Eventually my MIL and I will bond over crafting. Ceramics. Stained glass.

Fast forward 3 years. Our wedding. 200 people. Big Cinderella dress. My mother in law worked on this quilt for 2 years! Handstitched, baby. No machine was used.

Scalloped edges.

I feel so warm under those stitches. It’s her saying “I love u and welcome to the family”.

  1. phaniepack said: Hand stitched!! That is Amazing! I sleep under the vibrant brightly colored quilt my mother made me every night :] I’m 6’2” so she made the quilt EXTRA big so my feet will never stick out!
  2. daytoday said: that is freakin adorable :)
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