Too bad the blues faded. This early 20th-century-quilt just out of the frame would have
been some quilt.
The pattern is BlockBase #1623: Sun Rays. I've done a few posts on these spiky stars as a setting pattern rather than a block:
Here's the block (with the points chopped off)
Not that common
See a post on a variation we call 54-40 Or Fight
Only published once??!
Here it is in BlockBase #1623
I gave it an apostrophe as if it belonged to Ray, but it should be Sun Rays Quilt.
I have pictures of the design going back to the 1840s
Block in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
I have just a few published patterns in this seam structure,
a nine patch with spiky points. Probably because the star points are harder
to cut than a simple half-square triangle. The block design may have been
adapted from the earlier setting pattern.
Variations as Blocks
Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns
Simple but interesting when set allover.
I've never seen a quilt made in BlockBase#1629 Dove at the Window,
printed in the Kansas City Star in 1945.
But this unnamed variation was popular around 1900.
It must have been published.
We'll call it BlockBase #1628
I drew it in EQ8
as a 12" block
25 blocks gives you a 60" square quilt
Cutting a 12" Block
A Cut 4 squares (2 light, 2 dark) 4-7/8". Cut each in half diagonally. You need 8 triangles.
B Cut 2 squares (1 light, 1 dark) 5-1/8". Cut each into 4 triangles with two diagonal cuts. You need 4 triangles.
For D & C
Alternate with a 12" block with the corners cut off.
And one last variation in an odd top made of glazed solid
color fabrics. Date???
The pattern has many possibilities
If you rotate the HST corners in the pattern you'd get this
Rotating every other block one turn would give you
a complicated all over design.