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 thirty-one of that project.

This quilt bock shows a large tree in the middle growing up from the bottom. The trunk is a solid piece of brown fabric much like the color of bark, outlined by two stitches of yellow thread. The foliage likewise is one nebulous piece of dark green fabric with an outline like that of a tree. IT is also outlined in two stitches of yellow thread. However, amidst the tree foliage are kites in varying degrees of stuck. One kite is embedded into the foliage, only showing half of itself, it's tail coming out in another place. Another larger kite is embedded ot the right, its corners stuck. It's longer tail is coming out of the right side. There is another kite hanging down that is blue.

The infamous kite eating tree.

Remember poor Charlie Brown trying to fly a kite and every time he did a tree ate it? I think in one Peanuts strip he just took the kite out and fed it to the tree.

Fortunately we didn’t have any big trees to eat our kites but we did have to be very careful of power lines.

My kids enjoyed flying kites when they were young.

One of those old fashioned things that is still fun if you have a kid that will give it a try.