Mid-20th-century applique quilt stitched with black embroidery
thread in a blanket stitch.
It's #12.18 in my Encyclopedia of Applique, Rose Cross from Ruby Short McKim
Published in the Kansas City Star about 1930
A better view from McKim's book 101 Quilt Patterns in which she
collected her newspaper designs.
One of these McKim sources must have been the inspiration for the quilt at the top of the page.
Her drawing is better than mine.
McKim's pattern is based on traditional applique.
Central flower with four buds
Here's a related design that fits tightly in the block.
From an Ohio quilt in the James Collection at the
International Study Center and Museum.