From New York auction house Copake Auction, a Prince's Feather variation with
six arms framed by a crown-like shape.It's not in my Encyclopedia of Applique. Should be on page 116 with the other feathers based on six arms.
I have quite a few pictures of what looks at first glance to be a quirky design, one-of-a-kind. But it's certainly not.
Most of the photos are from online auctions
They are all four-block construction.
Collector Sherri Flynn owns this one with a bow knot and swag border.
Several echo the points in the crowns with borders of sawtooth triangles.
In this one the crowns are moved around to form an oval shape in the center.
Here it is again.
Round rather than oval.
Teddy Pruett posted this picture.
These last three look to be from after 1880 into the early 20th century.
The fading dyes are a good clue to date.
Betty Neff has a really worn example.
She couldn't save it so she copied it.
Betty Neff, 2014
She offers a pattern for the Crown & Feather at her Pennsylvania Quilter site ($8)
And that's as good a name as any.
I'd guess most of them with the overdyed green fading to a lime green
date probably to 1850-1880. The other greens and blues that have faded,
Shown at a quilt show at Goshen University in Indiana