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 sixty-five of that project.

This quilt block depicts a deep red airplane as seen in the sky from an angle above. The whole airplane is a deep maroon red, with yellow stitching around the outlines. There is a windshield which is the same yellow color with red stitching on its outline. The plane has one wing above the hull, and one propeller blade on the end of its nose. On the side of the plane in yellow is the word, "Rhonda." This is all against a blue salmon-patterned background.

This block depicts a small aircraft. The color is beautiful.

I don’t know if this would be an advisable color or not for a plane, but I like it. When I was a little girl, my family once took off on a tiny plane at the Granby Airport.

We were to fly over the divide to a small airport in the Denver area. Not all that many planes took off to go that direction back then, and most people thought this was a somewhat risky behavior.

I remember seeing my Grandmother standing and crying and waving as we took off as though she’d never see us again. I’m sure at the time she thought that was a distinct possibility.

This block also makes me think of my friend Rhonda Buss. I know she flies a much fancier plane than this one. So I named my little plane after her.

Rhonda is an amazing seamstress. She sews beautiful clothes. She has a challenge right now to wear an outfit every day that she has sewn.

I love a little story she told me about being at the airport to fly in one of her wonderful outfits and having an associate say to her that she was in an airport hanger safety checking her plane and looked like Barbie.

She replied that just because she flew a plane didn’t mean she couldn’t look cute.

She’s one of my heroes.