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 fifteen of that project.

This quilt block shows a very large tree that spans the whole block. Its trunk is brown and branches off without foliage. Each branch has a green piece of fabric at the end of it indicating the location of the foliage. Each fabric piece is outlined with yellow stitching. This is against a blue salmon-patterned background.

This is a specimen tree.

That’s what it’s called when you grow a tree that is out of place and unusual, that’s my definition anyway.

I was having a hard time with this tree. It looked like something I’d seen but couldn’t place it.

I asked Farmhand 1 and 2 and right away they both said “It’s an Acacia tree. That’s how animators draw them when they are animating the savannah. Usually there are either vultures or yellow beak oxpeckers sitting in them. Oxpeckers are the birds that ride around on Rhinos.”

Huh, well who knew?

Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!