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-nine of that project.

This quilt block shows a dark green train engine from the side against a light blue salmon-patterned background. There are three white puffs of smoke represented by white fabric above the smoke stack in the front and wafting behind. The roof of the cab is a dark brown while the window of the cab is dark yellow. There are three dark brown wheels with stitched spokes below. But most important is a ribbon of red around the engine that reads "Julie's Baby."

Julie’s Baby is the name of our little train.

All the locals call it simply Julie’s. Almost everyone can at least glimpse Julie’s traveling every day. Her train is impeccably cared for.

Everyday between runs, all but the freight car is washed and polished.

Julie is very proud of her little train and is often seen working alongside her employee, Fred rubbing the engine to a sheen.

This engine is one that actually belonged to her father. He bought it and restored it to its original beauty.

Every time Julie rubs wax into the engine it’s like saying I love you to her Dad.