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 ten of that project.

This quilt block shows a corner of well-tended grass in the bottom right. The grass is indicated by a piece of light green fabric with a strong big stitching on the edge of it. On top of the grass are three big dark green trees in cone shapes. The trunks are brown, but both the foliage and trunks are outlined by a similar yellow-green stitching. This is all against a blue salmon-patterned background.

Evie Spangler had been in That Town for a very long time.

Everyone who knew her thought she was wonderful. She baked cookies for everyone she knew, volunteered as a crossing guard, read to kindergarteners and the blind, whatever you needed Evie would be there to help.

Evie had a son.

A very sweet little boy named Bobby. Evie was by herself raising Bobby and she did a great job. Bobby grew, did well in school and helped his mom. Before she knew it he wanted to be called Bob and was ready to go away to college.

Ten years passed and in that time Bob graduated, got a job, got married and started a family. Evie had a little empty corner lot that she used to keep up and plant flowers every year.

The year Bob’s first son, James was born she planted a tree. Bob’s family grew fast. The next year another son, Jon was born. Evie planted another tree.

Oh my goodness, the next year another boy joined the family.

When Michael was born 2 things happened. Evie planted another tree and Bob said STOP and closed the gate on any more little Spangler boys joining the family.

Bob’s wife was delighted with her family and Evie often visited her little trees, thinking how her grandsons were growing just like her trees.