Here's an old top I have had for years. I bought it in Pennsylvania.
I'd guess its 1840-1860 by the fabrics. The pattern has several names, among them Rambler and Railroad Crossing.
It isn't the best constructed quilt ever made. I've been removing pieces and sending them to be copied for Civil-War-era reproductions. Then when the repro comes back I replace it where the original was. I think the floral above was in Civil War Anthem years ago.
I made a pattern for my friend Roseanne Smith who thought she could make one that would lay flat. So we drew it out in EQ for the Civil War Reunion collection from Moda.
Roseanne made paper-pieced geese for the corners
A zillion of them. Her patience occasionally wore thin.
But she persisted. She cut the large triangles large and then trimmed them. She used her scrap bag of monochrome prints for the light triangles.
She mitered the stripe for the borders and used the red paisley for the edge triangles.
She's binding it. We'll take a good picture when it's done. Hers is a lot squarer than the original.
You know if that seamstress had been better at sewing the blocks the old top would have been quilted in 1850 and used up. The only reason such a utilitarian top is around in such good shape is that everybody knew that "It will never quilt out."
Here's a PDF file with a free pattern.