My house is one of those houses that doesn't have curb appeal. We moved into it 19 years ago when it was a new home and quickly became best friends with the local nursery. A blue spruce, a cherry tree, and a river birch block a view of our house from the street. Some say this denies our house curb appeal. I'm thankful for the shade. Our front door is recessed into a little alcove. When I first moved here, like many new home owners, I wanted to decorate the front door....so I purchased a wreath and hung it. It looked grand until some birds decided it was a wonderful place to build a nest.
Back in 2006, I purchased 365 Foundation Quilt Blocks by Linda Causee. I was really into paper piecing at the time and made my first quilt in October. I tried adding magnets to the quilt so I could display it on our metal door....but strong winds just blew it all over the yard. So, I purchased a magnetic curtain hanger. This worked much better but sometimes it would remain on the door without a quilt because I couldn't bring myself to make the other 11 months. My neighbor said to my husband that only Linda was have a curtain hanger on the front door. That motivated me to make the rest of the month quilts. Some are whole cloth quilts I purchased, others are applique patterns. Here's the one's I've completed to date: