From Quilts of Tennessee & the Quilt Index.
If I were looking for a number for this pattern I'd have to call it a variation of #44.7 in my Applique Encyclopedia.
It's down at the bottom left on this page of Floral Trees.
In her 1935 index to quilt patterns Carrie Hall called
it Prairie Flower or Missouri Rose.
Carrie Hall's block at the Spencer Museum.
She saw it as applique.
But I bet her inspiration, here called the Rose Tree
and Missouri Rose in another part of her book, was not appliqued....
More likely pieced like this one from an online auction.
Similar in style to the one below, which also looks pieced into a circle.
Sam Rayburn Family quilt.
The longtime speaker of the House was born in Tennessee
and the quilt resides in Texas.
From Spinning Spools
If you can find this out-of-print pattern book, you'll find a pattern for this one, also from Tennessee.
But appliqued not pieced.
There seems to have been a style for the wreath design with blue leaves.
(You have to admit it's really not a tree but Rose Tree is the standard name today.)
Quite the fashion in Tennessee in the mid-19th century.
Here's a version by Mary Louise Howard from
the Quilts of Tennessee.
Marguerite Ickis in her 1949 book identified it as The Prairie Flower.
The quilt, which looks to be pieced, is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It's numbered 44.2 in my Applique index but I gave it the wrong name.
Cross this out in your copy.
I see I have drawn it wrong too.
Carlie Sexton called it Prairie Flower about 30 years earlier.
We often see it in red and green as in another Tennessee pieced example.
Clarenca Bradford Kimble's quilt at the Spencer Museum of Art
has been called Tulip Tree in the catalogs over the years. (#44.3)
This one is appliqued and it appears to be growing like a tree or a shrub.
Similar tulips from Ickis's book
"Conventional Tulip Pattern"
More published names:
Rose & Buds from the Nancy Cabot column in
the Chicago Tribune, 1937 (#44.5)
A good source for an appliqued pattern:
Sue Garman's Borrowed Roses,
inspired by Rose Kretsinger's "New Rose Tree."
A simpler pattern for a Prairie Flower from Cabbage Rose Quilts:
Read more about the design at these posts: