I was trying to recreate this Victorian puzzle pattern.
It looks like a hexagon but it's string pieced in diamonds.
I drafted a diamond with a repeating dark shape in the center. It worked, so I plunged ahead. I used a dark red solid for the center and sort of fruit sherbert colors for the string piecing.
I don't know if it's my drafting or my piecing--- the intersections still don't meet well.
But at this point I decided to continue, although there were many stops and starts.
It's really a puzzle because there is a lot of directional skill involved in putting these diamonds together right.
[Not my skill area.] You could see why someone might abandon the project....
An unfinished top in silks
And then I couldn't find any more of the dark red.
So this is as big as it got with a different, striped dark red for the border.
Victorian Puzzle or the Curse of Mrs. Bulwer-Lytton
Dot for scale
I'd give you a pattern but I think somebody else could draw it better.
Here's one from the Kentucky Historical Society with a little embroidery.
And one from Betsey Tellford Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts online store.
There are just three pieces per diamond here.
And a string-pieced example from Laura Fisher's online store.
Maybe I am being too fussy about my points not meeting....