This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet. I'm sewing a patchwork block for each letter of the alphabet. Each day I will share that block and a little about the block and direct you to where you can find a tutorial for that block on the Web.
The Next Door Neighbor block is a traditional block from the time of the civil war. According to Barbara Brackman on the website Civil War Quilts it was named by the Ladies' Art Company of St Louis in the early 20th Century. I found a number of websites that had tutorials for making this block.
Next Door Neighbour was chosen from Quilter's Cache. The pattern can be found here . I chose it because it would end up the right size.
A quilt made from the blocks has a secondary pattern which I find gorgeous. A quilt from this block alone would be wonderful... a sort of basket weave affect