“Alexander’s Beanpot”

The traditional name for the block in this quilt is “Rolling Stones,” however, the author of the book( “Civil War Legacies: Quilt Patterns for Reproduction Fabrics” ) from whence the pattern came chose to call it “Alexander’s Beanpot!” Here is a view from my loft with the quilt on the living room floor:
I just fell in love with making these little jewels. Every block is made from different fabrics, all from stash:
The sashing really makes the quilt, these tiny nine-patches as corner posts:
First I used those nine patches as guides to do some grid work. There were square spots left with no quilting so I quilted those with this small feathered comma motif:
I quilted the corner stones with a more elaborate feathered comma:
The feathering in the outside borders centered on these large and small teardrops:
And ended at the corner stones:
Some “styling” on the living room chairs!

The finished quilt is only about 36 by 49 inches. Most of the fabrics are from various Jo Morton collections. The batting is Hobbs 80/20; the thread, trilobal polyester Metro Pro color number 2256.

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2 Responses to “Alexander’s Beanpot”

  1. Judy Stone says:

    What a great way to use my Jo Morton fabric…thanks for the inspiration! Are those 9-patches, 3″ or less?? Let me know if you need more Jo fabric…

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