The Alabama Beauty block is a combination of the techniques used in two previous blocks-True Lover's Knot and Snowball.
You can look at a copy of Nancy's original pattern here.
But for excellent instructions on how to piece the block together, go here. I love these Alabama Beauty blocks (shown below) made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics! Notice the secondary pattern of circles? I may just have to make a quilt like this out of my growing stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics! Not at all what Nancy Cabot suggested as far as color placement but beautiful nonetheless.
An Alabama Beauty quilt made the way Nancy Cabot recommended would look more like this-
Alabama Beauty can be found in Electric Quilt's Blockbase program as #2760. You can download the templates I used to make my 6" block here.