This is the first one I did, seam 67 since I started Ati's grandmother's block. This was inspired by something I saw on a round robin Rose Anne posted a while back. It's the second set, the buttonhole set that has a seam that's been percolating in my head for more than a year. There's going to be more around the bottom and sides - maybe SRE. This is all Sassa Lynne perle variegated cotton thread.
Seam 68 was inspired by a seam from Linda Causee's book published by ASN, An Encyclopedia of Crazy Quilt Stitches and Motifs. It is Seam 81, based on the Maidenhair Stitch. There are some differences in what I did, but you can clearly see the likeness if you have that book. It's stitched in Eterna Silk twist 12, Turf, for the Maidenhair and leaves. The floral part is HDF Gandy Dancer 1103.
Seam 69 was copied almost exactly from a seam in Betty Pillsbury's Victorian Crazy Quilt Blocks. If you have that comb-bound booklet, it's in the fifth block. If you don't, and you want it, I linked to the craftsy page of her items for sale. It is stitched in Sassa Lynne except for the 5-armed things. That's 2 strands of a Needle Necessities variegated cotton floss.
A few more facts about Aunt Jo:
- Jo was the first woman to wear trousers on a cross country train trip.
- She and her husband owned two restaurants which did very well, and they helped others, including a restaurant at the Bakersfield airport.
- Pearl, Jo's sister, took some of her hair ribbons and they argued about that until they died.
Block so far ... because I know it's about time for Judy to ask me! Sorry it isn't that great a picture, Judy, but you can get the idea.