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 five of that project.

This quilt block shows an outhouse against a blue salmon-patterned background. The outhouse is a dark brown with white stitching on it to indicate the door and slats. The roof is almost black and is a thin triangular shape. On the front of the door is a small two-holed yellow button for the door handle. At the top of the outhouse is a yellow crescent moon.

This outhouse is a quirky addition to the garden landscape.

Mandy built it out of wood reclaimed from an old barn and the door came from an actual outhouse. It has electricity and a yellow light shines through the half moon.

Inside the outhouse is fitted not with a one holer but with a frost free hydrant.

Old car wheels, minus the tires are mounted on the walls and garden hoses of different lengths hang there. Under the spout of the pump sits an old milk pail and a dipper to have a cold drink on a hot day.

On the back of the outhouse hangs a big old enameled pan. It’s large, white, oval and about 7″ deep.

Mandy gathers greens out of the garden in it to do the first washing. She has a slatted table just outside the garden to aid with rinsing and draining.

This helps to get the initial dirt and insects off before washing them again and draining to take into the kitchen.