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-six of that project.

This quilt block shows a volkswagon microbus from the side. It has two huge wheels that are black, and inside each wheel is a hubcab with the VW logo penned in each gray piece of fabric. On the side of the bus in very stylized "hippy" letters are the words in red of "Peace" and "Love". The bus is yellow but penned in all over it are white flowers. On the back window is a peace sign, in the middle window there are slats that are open. The front window is clear. Each window is a piece of yellow fabric with white pen on it to show the reflection of the glass.

In the 1960s and 70s, a VW “Hippie” microbus was the envy of most 17 to 20-year-olds.

Oh man, if you were lucky enough to paint it like this one you were really living. It represented a way to be independent on the cheap.

You could hit the road and pick up other like-minded hippies along the way. Go to the next Grateful Dead concert or head up to Woodstock.

More likely you were a surfer and headed to the beach. You could sleep in your van and carry your guitar.

These are still around and I just read that VW is bringing them back in an electric version.

Those were the days, my friend.