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 three hundred and eighteen of that project.

This quilt block shows a very large green tractor on top of a light blue salmon-patterned background. The tractor itself is made up of a splotchy dark green with a black fabric for the carriage window, the big tire, and the small front tire. There are yellow accents on the tractor, including its roof, a stripe on its chassis, and two yellow circles in the wells of the wheels. On the sripe in green it reads, "John Deere." There is a John Deere logo, that of a leaping deer, on the large wheel.
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Farmers have been using tractors for decades, and now it’s hard to find a farm without one. Which is a good thing. Nothing is more useful than a tractor!

This tractor is a nod to John Deere.

John Deere invented the first steel plow in 1837 and he never saw a gasoline tractor.

Of course, before gasoline engines, tractors were steam-powered.

Deere offered a new line of safety bicycles in 1894. What made them safer? The wheels were the same size!

In 1918 Deere and Company bought the maker of Waterloo Boy tractors and they were in the tractor business.

The leaping deer trademark has represented John Deere for 140 years. The slogan “Nothing Runs Like A Deere” was created for a snowmobile and has been running ever since.