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 eight of that project.

This quilt block shows a jagged piece of green fabric at the bottom to indicate grass. Above that strip of grass is a pretty detailed wheelbarrow constructed out of very dark brown fabric with a yellow stitching outline. The top rim and inside of the wheelbarrow is a gray fabric. Inside the wheelbarrow, which we are seeing from the side, is dirt, brown fabric marked with pen, and a flower pot. Inside the flower pot are pen lines going up into buttons. The flower bulbs are tiny two-hole buttons of various colors.

Here is the workhorse of the garden.

I hesitate to guess how many tons I moved from one spot to another in my wheelbarrow.

I had this little shovel that my husband used to make fun of because he thought it was too small to do anything. But I used to rearrange a whole lot of dirt, rocks, mulch, plants and whatever else needed moved around.

Occasionally, that included a kid that wanted a ride. Always amazed me how much I could move by just adding two handles and 1 wheel to my efforts.

A bag of cement mix that I could barely lift into the wheelbarrow was weightless when I picked up the handles. I could easily move 10 bags by myself.

Then when I got where I was going I could use the same tool to mix the cement in and dump it where it belonged.

A truly great invention.