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-six of that project.

This quilt block shows a corner of grass as a light green fabric in the lower right corner. On this patch of grass are some simple two leafed flowers coming out of the ground. The leaves start at the base and go off to each side. The stems are stitched in and end in a yellow-green bulb. Inside each bulb is a small red two-holed button indicating the pistle. Above the flowers are two butterflies, each a dark spotted black and orange. They are quite the details drawings.

Another sweet little corner flower spot.

This one must be attractive to butterflies because there are two monarchs. I get so excited when I see Monarch butterflies.

First of all they are my favorite color, and one of my favorite color combinations.

Monarchs can live 8 months. In butterfly that is a really long time.

Another amazing thing about them is that they migrate 2500 miles! I thought it was astounding when I learned hummingbirds migrated 500 miles, these butterflies go 5 times that far!

Butterflies taste with their feet. So if one lands on you they are checking to see if you are tasty.

People often wonder what the difference is between moths and butterflies. Moths are furrier and their antennae are usually leaf or feather shaped.

They are nocturnal where butterflies are diurnal.

At rest, the moth’s wings are usually open, laying flat. Butterflies on the other hand most often close their wings at rest and their antennae are straight and bare, jutting straight from their head.

Both of these winged species are beautiful.