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 ninety-one of that project.

This quilt block is fairly simple. It's five plants of corn against a very light blue background. Each plant comes up from the bottom and stops at about the same height, midway up. Each plant has two leaves coming off of it except the left which has one. At the top of each piece of green fabric is a bulb that's covered in leaves. The texture of the corn plant is indicated by using parallel rows of yellow stitching up and down the corn.
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Here is the cornfield our scarecrow is guarding!

Whenever I see corn I think of the old saying ‘knee-high by the fourth of July” and “high as an elephant’s eye”.

I did a little research on that and learned that Knee High by the 4th of July is older, and earlier in the last century if your corn was “Knee-high” by the 4th your crop was right on schedule and a good crop was expected.

As the climate changed and farmers could plant earlier it’s hopeful that the corn is chest high, or “High as an elephant’s eye” by the 4th of July.

Other fun facts- Corn is wild grass and the ear is part of the flower. There are 800 kernels in 16 rows on the average ear. While yellow is the most common color, corn also comes in blackish, blueish gray, purple, green, red, and white.

Finally, one bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of Coca-Cola.

On a personal note, I LOVE Olathe sweet corn!!