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). 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, compare with the Ladies Art Company catalogue version #465). 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. For another kitten roaming around these pages, see: AUNT PATSY'S PET.
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:
OLD FASHIONED PIECED BLOCK
TOAD IN A PUDDLE
TOWERS OF CAMELOT (if diagonal set)