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-four of that project.

This quilt block is a corner block. This means that a piece of green fabric representing grass stretches from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. The grass is topped with a thick yellow stitching. On top of the grass is a tree with a cone shaped trunk made of dark brown fabric, and a large foliage on top made of a dark green fabric. These are outlined by a thinner yellow stitching. There is a rope and tire hanging from the tree drawn in with pen.

What fun!

Lars and Ebba planted this tree soon after they arrived.

Now it’s a mighty oak and can hold anyone who wants to swing on this tire. Grandchildren climb up and pile on and spin around. A single rider can go a long way up.

What you can’t see in this picture is that this tree is on the bank of a swimming hole. If you stand on top of the tire you can swing out and jump in. I wish I could hear the laughter that has been generated by this old-fashioned style of fun.

There is an innertube or two that stays down there for floating in the pond and daydreaming. What a great spot on a hot day to cool off especially if you’ve been in the hayfield and are hot, sweaty, and itchy from the hay.

Add a cooler of beer or soda pop and you’ve got a heavenly spot in the country.