Julie Silber: I'd call it "Three Sisters" -- that's a joke
Debby: Well, Julie. It's actually Four Sisters (joke). The center star is composed of parts of the 3 surrounding stars. Looks like they cannibalized that poor girl in the center so they could all have 6 points
Julie: 3.5 Sisters
Me: Perhaps one estranged.
Celestial print of moon & stars
We entertained ourselves with this for a while but couldn't find a name or even another quilt in the exact pattern. The yellow quilt was advertised as circa 1910 and we agreed with that.
Very few triangular patterns were published. Here's the total of ten in BlockBase. The problem is triangles don't fit well into a square format as you can see.
Here's the closest photo I had and it's pretty close. Looks mid-20th century, maybe 1960s.
Doesn't have the diamond shape in the top.
And a relative with applique, also from Kentucky, seen at a show there.
This one with the applique center is quite close to Rebecca's mystery.
Trying to figure out the pattern in BlockBase and EQ8 is
my idea of a good time.
This is the original mystery
A drawing in EQ
Print this out for an 8" block.
You need three templates, two trapezoids and a diamond.
Choose the best three (some of the lines are a little crooked) and add seams.
Here's the other shading for the 1960s version.
Same pieces, different arrangement
And how the appliqued version is constructed.
With three stems.
It doesn't have a name. Let's call it Kentucky Sisters.