Lucinda Cox Brown Allen Spencer,
Oregon Project & the Quilt Index
The pattern is in the sashing; the blocks set on point are plain white.
12" plain white squares,
6" x 12" sashing,
I drew it in EQ8.
The pattern, stars in the sashing, is not too unusual in 19th-century quilts
On the square, from an a magazine layout with the center
of the quilt in the gutter (the fold.)
It's BlockBase #1059 in the Sash & Block Section
A good way to show off your collection of blue prints.
12" blocks set on the square, 6" x 9" sash and 6" cornerstones
102" x 102"
On-point set in chrome orange from the Massachusetts project
& the Quilt Index
It's often seen in two-color quilts.
Julia Gilmore, Tennessee
From the Connecticut project
Becky Brown sent this photo of an early example with a tattered
fringe, maybe 1840-1850.
But here's a mid-century red & green combination from the South
Carolina State Museum's collection.
EQ8's instructions for cutting the sashing rectangle patchwork finishing to 6" x 12".
The traingles are cut from a rectangle 7-1/4" x 3-5/8".
The diamond from a strip 7-3/8 x 5-7/8".
Templates with a half of the diamond might work better.
Print this on an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet.
We'd piece the design as square blocks like this indigo and white block quilt from Stella Rubin's inventory. The 9-patch star block is BlockBase #1623, Sun Rays Quilt (a very late name from the Kansas City Star for a very old pattern.)
Once magazines and pattern catalogs began showing quilt designs as square blocks these sash designs were forgotten.
It became hard to communicate how to put these together.
You get a feeling that this is not what the pattern drafter meant.
See more on sash and block designs at these posts:
Another take on the design from a block in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's
collection dated 1843.