From an online auction, mid 19th-century
I did a post a few weeks ago on this old pattern without a name---
a star with satellites.
An example from Olde Hope Antiques
Embroidered on the reverse of this one: "Noctem quitam, et finem perfectum concedat nobis Dominus ominpotens. R. Amen," Latin for "May the almighty Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen"
While looking at examples I found lots of variations.
From Berks County, Pennsylvania
In some the satellites were less complex.
Here's one dated 1929
In some you get the feeling she threw in whatever was
hanging around from the last project...
This was on the cover of Quilters' Newsletter years ago.
By Mrs. Elijah Edwards, Wayne County, North Carolina
from the North Carolina project and the Quilt Index
In a few the satellite stars are more complex.
Laurie Simpson of Minnick & Simpson was inspired by an antique quilt
to do her Lone Star reproduction pattern, which is similar
to Mrs. Edwards's quilt above.
From an exhibit at Quilt Market
From the Thomas K Woodard collection in an old
Quilt Engagement Calendar.
From the Shelburne Museum Collection