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:
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.