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 forty-seven of that project.

This quilt block shows a very blue railroad car against a faded blue salmon-patterned background. The roof is a bright light blue as well as the door. The rest of the rectangular car is a darker blue. The windows, one in the door and a large single window on the side are a dark orange-yellow. There are drapes in the windows that are pulled up defined by a blue pen drawing. There is a sign underneath the larger window that reads in cursive, "The Vista." There are two dark wheels below with the spokes shown by light stitching lines.

“The Vista” is the passenger car in our little train.

If Susie wants to visit grandma in the next county over, Mom puts her on the train in That Town and Grandma is waiting for her at the other end.

People from the closest city can take the train into That Town. The citizens of That Town can take the train into the city in the morning and come home in the evening having accomplished all their errands.

If you were to get on the train and stay for the entire route it would take 6 hours. The route runs twice a day.

It’s a cushy ride in The Vista: beautiful padded seats and big windows to watch everything pass by.

Box lunches are available for each meal if you wish.

Everything on the little train is designed for a warm comfortable experience.

Julie goes to sleep every night knowing she has made a lot of people happy that day.