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 sixty-one of that project.

This quilt block shows a funny shaped house next to a tree. The house has a bit of an odd curve shape on the side that helps make it look like it's turning towards the viewer. The roof of the house is sloped and is a light brown, while the body of the house is a light rusted tan. There are two floors with windows, each window an offwhite rectangle of fabric. There is a thin door that is a darker brown. On the left side of the house is a dark brown tall chimney that goes from the bottom ad above the roof. The tree has a rich green foliage, being a piece of green fabric. There is stitching outlining each window and the house, as well as the tree, a black and white pepper colored tight stitching.
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This funny house is on a parcel that the Olssons purchased adjacent to their farm.

After a bit of TLC, it was made livable. Stephen, the family blacksmith, and his partner Daniel live there now. They are clever and handy and it is now a quirky, charming home.

The blacksmith shop is on the original Olsson parcel. There Stephen handles all the ironwork and welding for the farm.

Additionally, he has a thriving business doing custom ironwork. He is booked out a year in advance.

Daniel, a software consultant, travels 3 days a week solving problems for small businesses.

Stephen and Daniel are terrific uncles to their extended family. Stephen has a booming laugh that is infectious and he laughs a lot. A big man with powerful arms from the forge he sports a handlebar mustache and long curly blond hair.

His sense of humor gives him twinkling blue eyes.

It’s hard not to love “The Swede”, as everyone affectionately calls him.