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-nine of that project.

This quilt block shows an apple tree. Much like the previous orange tree there are jagged shaped patches of grass at the bottom of the block. Then there is a trunk that is dark brown and lined by yellow stitching. At the top are many scattered leaves and large round reddish-orange apples. Each apple has a light green stems and leaves sticking out of the top. This is all against a blue salmon-patterned background.

Apples – Yum!

Did you know that every apple seed grows a unique tree?

I didn’t know that just because you plant a seed from a macintosh apple doesn’t mean you will get a macintosh apple tree.

Every tree, like people, is different.

So, in order to get apples, apple trees are grafted.

This opens up the possibility of actually having several different kinds of apples growing on the same tree. You see, you can graft different varieties on the same tree.

My oldest son had a tree that had 5 varieties of apple growing on it.

Pears are propagated in the same way. However, you can’t graft pear to an apple tree and vice-versa.

Funny world.