The 'stone' is called Goldstone.
Inside are needles and thread - for those quick mending jobs on the go!
Brass and goldstone jewlery pieces are less expensive than precious gems and gold. The 'story' of these brooches is that they were worn by nannies for quick mending jobs while out and about with their charges. Real gold and gems were not suitable to their position or income.
Styles vary but the general look is the same. The back of mine is stamped with a makers style number:
One end unscrews for access to thread and needles.
No mending this week!
However, Pink Lemonade was finished.
I chose a few golds putting the matching fabrics on the diagonal.
I decided on a triple set of lines through the alternate squares.
SITD for the pieced blocks.
It is machine quilted.
Thank you Lori (Humble Quilts) - it was a fun project.
I had been wanting to do a project with partial blocks...
UPDATE: Click HERE for Lori's show of pink lemonade quilts.
If you have a nanny brooch I'd love to hear from you!
How many people made pink lemonade? I'm seeing it all over!
Have a great weekend!