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 Mayfield. This is day one hundred and ninety-three of that project.

This quilt block shows a light brown slatted fence with curved (round) ends with day lily flowers behind it. The flowers are made out of light orange fabric for the bells/blooms and have little pen lines coming out of them for the pistels.  There are also long green leaves too. The flowers and leaves (and fence) are outlined with a green stitching. This is all against a blue salmon-patterned background.

This little square reminds me of the planters that were in front of my shop when I bought it 5 1/2 years ago. They were big square things that were waist high and about 24″ square.

I thought a lot about how to dress them up a little for a couple of years until I could do something new.

About that time I took some snow fence down at the farm. As I was standing over the fence trying to decide how to dispose of it, inspiration struck.

I unwound the wire that held the snow fence together. It looked rustic, with some of the original red color in spots.

I set up the radial arm saw and cut all the thin pieces to length. It took A LOT more pieces than I thought.

So armed with some construction adhesive, screws and a drill I set to work covering the planters. I was pretty happy with the results. They looked cut and cost practically nothing.

Flowers grew out of them for a couple of years and they were beautiful.

Now I have big white planters with bright colored polka dots on them!

A wow moment the first time you see them.