Late -19th-century charm quilt
Geometry gives us many ways to set hexagons together.
Some of the most amazing are medallions that radiate out from a 6-pointed star.
It's a challenge to keep these designs going
Collection: Missouri Historical Society
Indianapolis Museum of Art
It's supposed to have 19,567 hexagons.
They are all variations of BlockBase #160.
Here are two small shots I found on the internet,
both look to be mid to late 20th century.
As with all hexagon quilts one has to resolve the edges.
Six sided textiles make better table cloths than bed coverings.
Art Institute of Chicago
"Fragment" from the collection of the Quilters' Guild, UK
Shown in Chicago.
Patricia Smith Collection
The king of star medallions is Albert Small of Ottawa, Illinois
whose three mosaic quilts are in the collection of the Illinois
Click on these Quilt Index links to see all three
And here's a link to his chief competitor Grace Snyder's star hexagon medallion at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum: