Lisa was lucky enough to find this top in Fort Worth, Texas.
The fabrics look to be:
- plain Turkey red in the sashing,
- shirting print for the background
- and some neons---our current name for black background prints with multicolor figures from about 1900.
I'd guess the top was made between 1900 and 1925.
I recognized the pattern as it's a block from Carrie Hall's
1935 index: California Star
Hall's block in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art
at the University of Kansas
I have pictures of other examples from the early 20th century,
this giant example from a Skinner auction.
Turkey red seems to have been a favorite....
which makes them hard to date---
Did any one make one in the 1930s pastels after seeing
the pattern in Hall's book?
From the Carlson collection at the International Quilt
Study Center & Museum. # 2009_044_0001
This pink and white variation is also probably late 19th century. The blocks
Two more variations from maybe 1900-1925
Want to make one? Marsha McCloskey has a pattern: