Mea posted some blocks she found at a thrift store. They certainly are odd...pieced... an 8-pointed star with truncated points, pieced in leaves, encircled by a double row of triangles. Strange. Strangely enough I had seen two more examples.
Both on ebay last winter
Same center but only one circle of triangles.
And this one..... Pieced corners. An all-pieced block
All three might be Southern with that ring of spiky triangles.
And right before press time so to speak, I found another example in the book Missouri Heritage Quilts by Bettina Havig
This one is thought to be about 1880, made by Victoria L. LeFever Smith.
78" x 101"
You cannot see the elaborate stuffed feather quilting. It must
be an impressive quilt.
Victoria L. LeFever Smith (1841- 1926)
Victoria made the quilt the family called Mill Wheel
for her daughter Ada Smith Hexheimer (1869-1940)
The LeFevers were Missouri pioneers. County records indicate Victoria's father Samuel came from Pennsylvania to Marion County just west of the Missouri River about 1830, buying a farm near the new town of Hannibal along Bear Creek.
The famous Hannibal on the river.
Victoria grew up there, married Thomas Jefferson Smith and is buried in Hannibal.
You could piece it.
As two out of the four examples above have shown us---it's not easy.
Could get skewed.
But Bettina drew us a lovely pattern.
Print this out at 200% for a 16" block.