Signature quilt dated 1917, Cedar Lake Wisconsin
Iowa quilt project & the Quilt Index
Here's a classic pieced design. You could applique it but
in the 19th century, it was all pieced.
Here's a pattern for an 8" block.
The pieced designs have a seam going into the corner.
Ruth Finley called it Star & Crescent in 1929,
Capper's Weekly published it as Compass in 1931.
Hearth & Home---Star of the West
Here's a date-inscribed example, 1859
1859, Jenny M Foote Wakeman, Taylor County Museum in
Iowa, Iowa Project and the Quilt Index.
Cindy Vermillion Hamilton's collection
#3903 with corner seam
But there are earlier undated examples with rainbow prints in Prussian blue, stitched perhaps 1840-1860.
From an online auction
#3902 no corner seam. People thought NOTHING of
piecing that green curve into the corner piece.
Needlecraft skills suffered in the last quarter of the century.
Block from Mary Barton's collection. Iowa project
& the Quilt Index.
No corner seam.
I'd be piecing #3903 with the corner seam, thank you.
Some might advise applique.