Sneaking a Quilt in Our Engagement Photos

Posted on June 11 2020

I mean, it was bound to happen. We live in Texas and it's summer so there was NO way I was going to get Jordan in anything knit or crocheted, but a quilt? A quilt I could sneak into our engagement photos.



From the day that Brittany at Lo & Behold Stitchery released this pattern, I knew I wanted to make one for Jordan when the day came for our wedding. But also, I kind of wanted it so we could use it in our photos, haha. 




Pattern: Interwoven by Lo & Behold Stitchery
Quilt Top: KONA Cotton in Shitake and Bone
Backing: Flax by Anna Graham from Driftless
Binding: KONA Cotton in Windsor
Quilting by J. Coterie


Putting it Together

So this one actually has a bit of a story when it comes to putting it together. 

I thought of doing this basically as soon as we were engaged (the end of October 2019), but I didn't start it right away. I had many other projects going on, as usual, and I just knew that I would get to it at some point. 

Then, it started to become a rush because all I really wanted for our engagement photos was wildflowers and we didn't want to miss when they were in bloom here in Texas. So I rushed the piecing staying up way to late and Jill at J. Coterie worked her magic to get it back to me in a week and a half. And then... covid hit. Nail salons were closed and we were put on stay at home orders so we couldn't meet with our photographer. I had rushed and rushed and rushed, all while keeping it a secret from Jordan cause I wanted to surprise him with his first quilt that I made from him and now we had to wait who knows how long to take them. 

Now, if you know me personally, you know I can't keep a secret. I love thinking of special gifts and surprises, but I'm not a big fan of keeping the secret. So naturally, when the quilt was in and I put the last stitch in the binding, I showed it to Jordan. We weren't sure at this point when we would get to take our photos and I didn't want to wait that long. BUT, I took it right back so he wouldn't do anything to mess it up before then. 

And then, we got to take them and my quilty heart was happy.



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