For illustrations of three variations of NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR, and along with general instructions on how to draft your own patterns, see Rhoda Ochser Goldberg's QUILTING AND PATCHWORK DICTIONARY, 1988 (p. 181). The above illustrations are basically her first version, which dates back to the LADIES ART COMPANY Catalogue #339, (see Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA #2787 and #1176). Nancy Cabot's piecing diagam left (Chicago Tribune, January 16, 1934) is Goldberg's second version, which combines darks on the four sides to create split parallelograms (these are merged in Goldberg's third example). Cabot comments:
"The actual history of today's design and its designer was lost long ago, but the pattern is ideal for the first effort of the beginning quilter. Four all over print materials in lavender, pink, blue and red make a...thoroughly feminine coverlet."
Coral pink and magenta are considered here as "neighboring" colors. Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA illustrates NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR (p. 341) in combination with other designs based on variations of this same layout of five, equal-sized squared diamonds, including at this site:
OLD FASHIONED PIECED BLOCK
TOAD IN A PUDDLE