I've been showing pictures of string-pieced diamonds.
Here's an excuse to show a few more. These are all 60-degree diamonds
set as stars.
Above and Below: About 1910
More hexagons than a star
Newspapers dated in the 1920s
Most of these were probably constructed over newspapers
and then trimmed to a neat diamond shape.
The technique goes back to about 1880,
and seems to be an outgrowth of the fad for crazy quilts.
Above and below: two late-19th-century star quilts with diamond-shaped blocks
based more on the random shapes of crazy quilts...
rather than the strips of string quilts.
One might classify these as contained crazy quilts.
It's a subtle difference
Definitely a string quilt and not a crazy quilt.