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 two hundred and three of that project.

This quilt block shows a roadside herb stand. The stand is made up of two dark sticks on the side and a triangular thin ceiling that is orange. Inside the stand are four pots in a row, each a piece of orange polka-dotted duotone fabric. On the top of each pot is a piece of green fabric. Each piece is a different shape and heavily stitched to indicate its shape. The shack and pots are outlined with a bright yellow stitching. This is all against a blut salmon-patterned background.

Farmhand Herbs is a roadside stand selling herb plants and cut herbs.

Farmhand 1 is very interested in herbs and medicinal plants. So a roadside stand seemed like a good idea. Shown in the picture are from left to right:

Italian Parsley, with a rich robust flavor that is acceptable to most palates, Italian, or flat leaf parsley can be coarsely chopped and added to practically everything.

Rosemary has a lot of medicinal uses. It is reported to aid in memory, indigestion, arthritis and hair loss. Aromatic and pungent, it’s a delicious addition to vinegars, oil, butter and can be blended with lemon zest and sea salt to make a seasoned salt. This is especially good on roasted lamb.

Chives are common to many home herb gardens. A perfect addition to cream based sauces and soups and who doesn’t like sour cream and chives on their baked potato?

Basil is often seen currently in whole leaf form on artisan pizza. It can be sliced thin and added to pasta to finish with a pat of butter. Of course, one of the great uses of basil is pesto.