“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:
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I just fell in love with making these little jewels. Every block is made from different fabrics, all from stash:
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The sashing really makes the quilt, these tiny nine-patches as corner posts:
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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:
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I quilted the corner stones with a more elaborate feathered comma:
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The feathering in the outside borders centered on these large and small teardrops:
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And ended at the corner stones:
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Some “styling” on the living room chairs!
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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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