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. This is day seventy-eight of that project.

This quilt block shows a sqaure building with a rhombus shaped roof.  The buiding is a light blue green and has a brown rounded door. Next to the door and in front of a large rectangle window is a penny-farthing otherwise known as an ordinary (an old stylel bike with a huge front wheel). The sign on the roof is in an 80s style and reads, "Yawp! Cyclery."

Just a reminder to everybody, these blocks are only 4″ blocks.

This is a photo of a quote by Walt Whitman that reads, "I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp, over the roofs of the world."

Above is a stanza from Walt Whitman’s poem Song Of Myself. This is where the name for the cyclery comes from. I imagine myself shouting, “Yawp!” across the roof tops of my little town.

This is one of my favorite blocks. Partly because I like the signage and even more because the people who own Yawp are among my favorite people.

The real-life YAWP Cyclery is in Edgewater, CO. Levi Teal went to high school and college with my second born. They remain fast friends.

My son, Asa is a sleepwalker. When they were in college Levi would stack empty cans in front of the door so he would hear if Asa tried to leave the building. We didn’t want him wandering around the Quad in his underwear in the winter.

He stood up for Asa and sang at his wedding.

His wife is a unique person and one of her claims to fame is that 20 or so years ago she was on The Tonight Show because she had a duck that would eat cottage cheese out of her mouth.

Haha, true story!

I love these two.