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 forty of that project.

This quilt block shows an ice cream truck. The truck is very yellow with lots of writing on it. We are looking at it from the side. There are two big black wheels with two large colored two-holed buttons for the axles. One button is pink and one is orange. The truck is tall, and has a side window where orders can be placed. The windows is a lighter yellow and has writing on it with all the flavors. Next to the window are decals of ice cream cones. On the side of the truck under the window are the words, "Cones Sundaes Shakes Malts - non-dairy too!" The top of the truck has a white sign that reads, "Mary's Ice Cream - Yum." There are little notes in the air in the upper right part of the truck to show that it's making music.

Ever since Mary was a little girl she has dreamed of having her own ice cream truck.

When she was little she would listen for the truck every day in the summer months as it circled through her neighborhood. She could hear the music from a block away and she knew how long it took to get to her street.

Mary’s parents put their spare change in a jar in the kitchen just for the ice cream truck. She would climb up on the step stool and put her fist into the jar and count out the amount she’d need for 2 small cones.

One for her and one for Annie, her little sister. Then she would find Annie and hold her hand out to the truck for the best treat ever.

When Mary was in high school she worked in an ice cream truck all summer, four summers straight. She went to community college and got an associate degree in business.

The whole while she worked and saved her money. Eventually came the day that Mary bought her very own Ice Cream Truck. Her parents were so proud of her and she felt good about herself.

Now Mary does very well and works very hard for 7 months a year. (She lives in the midwest)

Then she winterizes her truck, puts it in storage and spends the winter on a beach.

I think Mary has figured this out very well.