Victorian Puzzle by Ann Rhode,
Quilted by Angie Woolman
A couple of years ago I made several variations of this string-pieced diamond design.
I recently sold this one from my Etsy shop.
I called it Victorian Puzzle.
My inspiration: some late 19th-century quilts
in a pattern with no name.
It's a variation of a string quilt, narrow strips of different sizes, pieced over a foundation.
You have to see the pattern as a diamond to understand it.
Here are two posts: http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2012/02/victorian-puzzle-saga-i.html
I've found a few more examples since then.
As a signature quilt, Vevay County, Indiana
Someone gathered a few signatures on the black strips in the one above.
In this late-19th century silk example the shading changes. The central strips are narrow and multicolored and the diamond's points are large and mostly black...
Which creates a hexagon framed by several outlines.
Connecticut Project& the Quilt Index
It really is a puzzle. I think people sometimes gave up too easy.
If you want to make one:
See Sujata Shah's tutorial:
Karen Griska sells a pattern for Diamond Dish
And EQ shows you how to draft it on their DoYouEQ page: