Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and thirty-three of that project.

This quilt block shows a very orange van against a light blue background. The van has light yellow glass including windshield and windows. There are three windows on the side, one on a door and two as the carriage extends further back. There are two wheels below each with the obligatory small light two-holed buttons indicating the axles.

The super useful vehicle, the family van.

My son and his family have a van. I honestly can’t imagine them driving anything else. They can put so much in that van, besides 4 car seats.

When they would go back and forth from California they would even put a small freezer clear in the back to carry meat back. They would plug it in when they would stop overnight.

While they were in California and going cross country they’d carry a potty chair in the back for emergencies.

Farmhand #2 decided he was done with diapers at age two just before they left for Colorado on one trip. Farmhand #1 figured out real quick that if #2 needed to go potty Mom and Dad would pull over and everyone could get out.

So when he wanted a break #1 would start asking his brother “Do you need to go potty? I bet you need to go potty.” Power of suggestion.

It’s been a good car.