Saturday, September 26, 2009

CQ Pillow for Courtney

A few months ago my niece Courtney's father passed away. At 16 years old I can't imagine the heartbreak. Her mom, Judy, thought that she would like something that was a reminder of her father - something that was a part of him and asked me to CQ Courtney a surprise using Kevin's clothes and something with sunflowers. I had Judy send me a few pieces of fabric from some of his clothes and a couple of pictures. I've been working on this block for about a month off and on.
Now most of you know that orange and yellow are not my favorite colors so I'm a little out of my element here... although lately, I'm finding that I like them more and more. The crocheted embellishments were actually sent to me via a CQ Embellishment swap I was in - the adorable crocheted sunflower and the beautiful basket of orange flowers. ( I'm sorry to say I don't remember who made them but I thank you so much!) I embellished them just a bit with some silk floss and glass beads. I think I'm about a third of the way done - I hope to have it completed and made into a pillow for Courtney before the holidays.
Starting point:


  1. That is such a great item to remember her father. All the little pieces must hold so many memories.

    I have a few colors I do not like so well and have challenged myself to use them in quilts, sometimes combining them with other colors or trying new shades, etc. and it has helped me to like those colors more so than in the past.

  2. How very special for you to make this piece for your niece. It is coming together beautifully.

  3. Nicki,
    You are doing remarkable work on this block!! She will really treasure it!! You are a special aunt!

  4. It's beautiful Nicki! She will treasure this indeed!

  5. Your pillow is beautiful!

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