A variation on the star block I showed last week.
This design seems to have been a Southern pattern,
done in the signature shades of chrome orange, blue and brown solids.
Here's a great example in the same colors. No source, just
found it floating around on the internet.
Hearth & Home magazine published the design
as Sugar Loaf in the early 20th century and that
may be the source of some of the quilts
Here's a block set in sashing of a light shirting print.
This one might have once been red, white & green.
The problem with the end-of-the-19th-century
solid cottons was their fugitive nature. They often
faded to tan and in this case almost completely to white.
If you get tired of all those diamonds you could alternate a
simpler similar block.
Mary Jane Reese Findley, Rusk County, Texas, about 1885.
Texas project & the Quilt Index.
Mary Jane's variation has more diamonds in the triangles--- Hers is set with sashing