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 eighty-three of that project.

This quilt block shows a gray fountain against a blue salmon-patterned background. The fountain is in three levels, each level having a smaller gray bowl to collect the water. At the top of the central rod the water is shooting out and cascading down, all indicated by white and gray stitching lines. The gray bowls are lined at the top with a black fabric with additional stitching.

I really like fountains.

Seeing this block reminded me of a time about 10 years ago when I went to Las Vegas for a few days to be a nanny for recently born Farmhand 1. Mom and Dad were doing a job there (in their pre-farming life).

Baby was still nursing so between feedings I would put him in the stroller and we would walk around the Las Vegas strip. I really enjoyed the fountain at the Bellagio. I thought you might like to read some facts about the amazing fountains there.

There are 22 million gallons of water in the manmade lake that powers the fountain.

29 mechanics and divers work around the clock to maintain this amazing production.

Everything is run out of a hidden cave that is nicknamed “the batcave”.

It is rumored to cost $10,000 per day to produce this spectacle. It goes off every thirty minutes from 3-8 and every 15 minutes from 8-midnight.

The lake is 13 feet deep at the deepest point and in 2020 a 52 year old man drowned while swimming in the lake.

Lastly, for only $250,000. you too can push a red shiny button and control the fountain to your song of choice!