Now that I am home and in my studio, it is time to return to creating my Family in Fabric book. This is a photo of my great-grandmother Ella Stearman. I never met her but my Mother called her "Mammy". The background fabric is a feedsack. When you look closely at Mammy's dress you can see that it could have been made from a feed sack. The dress is so simple. Mammy probably didn't have a pattern. She could have used these instructions from "Easy Ways to Pretty Frocks" by Clark's O.N.T. Threads dated 1929.
The quilt square in the background was hand stitched by Manny in the 1930's or 40's.