The Indiana project came across this quilt brought
in by a descendant's in-law who said she'd inherited it and
it was made by Lovenda Sampson (1859-1937)
of Sand Fork, West Virginia in Gilmer County.
the stars are based on 5 rather than the usual 6 points. And she has three sizes of 5-pointed stars in each circle.
She was darn good at geometry or knew someone who was.
I picked a few five-pointed stars in BlockBase (the old BlockBase) and exported them to EQ8
Did a little redrawing in EQ and then I was stuck.
So I exported the drawing to Photoshop and started duplicating layers and moving them around. And plopped it in a circle. One problem with these Seven Sisters in a Circle is that the star parts have straight seams and the circle fill-in has curves, which makes for a slightly wobbly circle.
Here's an 8 inch pattern. Double it for 16 inches.
I'm updating these posts I wrote before I got my copy of the new BlockBase+. Here is the 5-pointed star page with 5 additions in the new program.