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 one hundred and eighty-nine of that project.

This quilt block shows a large wooden door with a big metal ring as a door handle. The door is actually a gate, and is framed by a much darker brown outline of fabric. Next to the door are fence posts that decrease in height as they move towards the edge of the block. There is a green vine made of dark green fabric and green stitching that travels up the post and dangles over the top of the door. The gate or door itself is a light brown with multicolored threading indicating the slats of the wood. This is against a blue salmon-patterned background fabric.

I love this garden gate.

I think this is the front gate of a garden.

It reminds me of a couple of things.

First, my mother in law has a garden gate that she’s had for a long time that is mounted in her garden area that has no fence to go with it. Never has. It’s whimsical and I love her the more for it.

Secondly, it makes me think of the English classic The Secret Garden.