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 seventy-five of that project.

This quilt block shows jagged green grass at the bottom in a light green fabric. Then there are two trees juxtaposed, neither similar to the other. One tree is tall with a big round top of green (and spiral stitching) while the other is short and small with a triangle of dark grey green. These are both against a blue background.

Here are two beautiful trees although mismatched as they are.

When I first saw these trees I thought of the expression “Mutt and Jeff”. I have always thought of that term as describing two very different partners in looks and disposition.

I decided to do a little research on the pair and what I found out surprised me.

Mutt and Jeff came from the first successful daily comic strip which debuted in 1907 about 2 mismatched tinhorns. Mutt was characterized as a tall, meek and henpecked man. Jeff was a short, heavier asylum inmate.

Now, Good Cop/Bad Cop is called Mutt and Jeff interrogation techniques. With “Mutt” offering a sympathetic compassionate ear and an escape from the more aggressive “mad dog” “Jeff”.

I learned something today and I’ll bet you did too.