I am pleased to see he is making good use of a Jellyroll
of 2-1/2" precut strips from my Ladies' Album reproduction collection
He gathered signatures from friends
and is alternating two 6" blocks, a nine-patch with a snowball block.
The two-block design has been popular for
a century or more. In my BlockBase program for PC's it's #1001.
Here's a finished quilt similar to Tim's but the blocks are set on point.
I'd give you a pattern name but there
are many to choose from.
BlockBase lists 19, with perhaps the
two earliest published names:
"Flagstones" from the Ladies Art Company catalog
"New Snowball" from Hearth & Home magazine,
both published about 1910.
Most of us call it "Snowball."
Tim's right: it makes a great signature quilt. See his how-to here:http://timquilts.com/2014/08/15/signature-block-piecing/
Vintage top from the same time period, different color scheme.
The gray was probably once green or blue.