All knocker jokes aside, this block is a little bit different take on doors. When designing this quilt, I wanted the finished quilt to have a good variety of vantage points of doors overall. I didn't want them all to be the same size or from the same perspective. So when I was getting down to the end of the designing, I wanted to make sure there was one door close up. As if you had just walked up someone's door and lifted your hand to knock.
While collecting reference pictures for our doors, there were so many images of cool knockers. Again, jokes aside. So much of the symbolism of doors is in the announcing that someone is there. Who might it be? The repairman? A neighbor kid selling wrapping paper? A long awaited visit from Grandma? Or a friend returning your pan? And people love to have really artistic knockers to decorate this approach. Sometimes it will be a pineapple to symbolize welcome. Or a woodpecker, because that's what they do. I like the lion head ones too for some reason.
I think this block will be really cool when used with different fabric. My choice is a wheat print that when used in different directions, gave the impression of wood. The knocker is a charcoal linen appliqué. The block is assembled as a series of whole horizontal rectangles, then cut vertically, and swapped or rotated to be sewn back in and make the large seam down the middle.
My reference photo was green, so in my next one that's exactly what I'm going to make it with.