Or a number!
It's a common pattern, a variation on the Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem
with what we tend to call "satellite stars" in the corners and edge triangles.
Quilt dated 1838-9 Moore
Here's the earliest date-inscribed example I've found
Most seem to come from the Pennsylvanians
about 1880-1910 or so.
Stauffer family, Mannheim Pennsylvania
The North Carolina project uncovered a few.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a terrific example
they call Star of Bethlehem
The same name the International Quilt Study Center and Museum
gives this Pennsylvania variation.
But Star of Bethlehem really just refers to the category of large stars of diamonds
Example from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum
at Colonial Williamsburg
How could a pattern so distinctive, so early and so common go with an unrecorded name?
My guess is that pattern names were recorded (or made up)
by designers selling quilt patterns beginning about 1880. This complex star with
stars would be hard to show as a block and hard to
draw up or kit up.
By Lydia Hall, about 1900,
from the Wyoming project and the Quilt Index.
I can't give it a name but I can assign it a number. I'm writing #4005.5 in my copy of my Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
I'm lumping in all the variations with different stars and sunbursts.
Marlo Miller has been looking for a pattern name for
this quilt pictured with Grandma----
"4005.5 variation" isn't very romantic but it may have to do.