This quilt is featured on WomenFolk as an example of a Tile quilt or Stone Wall quilt, a style popular in the late 1800's. Other names have to do with streets or pavement. This quilt has lots of images including flowers, cats, horses, etc. This would be a good travel project since each block is completely independent of the others (at least in this particular quilt).
Has anyone read "Tile Quilt Revival" by Jones and Finlay? Now I'm curious.