This was a memorial quilt for a beloved pet. Portia was a flat-coated retriever who lived just over a decade. 46 of these very large triangles were neckerchiefs that she would get at the groomers. When I saw them all, I immediately thought that she had a better wardrobe than me!
The two triangles below are not part of the 46. Portia’s owner is a proud alumna member of Pi Beta Phi (Illinois Theta) and is very active in the Pi Phi Alumnae Association in her area. I needed to make 48 triangles to obtain a grid so I figured what better than some Pi Phi symbol fabric?
Portia was a canine volunteer for Fairfax Pets On Wheels, a wonderful organization connects pets with people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The blue neckerchief was her uniform when visiting shut-ins.
The block below came from a plain red neckerchief. Portia’s owner also owns a lighthouse and Portia had visited the lighthouse before her demise. I hand-embroidered an image of this lighthouse to add a little excitement to this triangle.