Crib Quilt top from my collection.
Similar pattern From Stella Rubin's shop (#1)
I love these charm quilts from the 1870s and '80s with the grayed lilac prints. Looking back, we can see a major fad for using fashionable dress prints in a tessellated one patch top.
I noticed a minor style trend when I was looking at a few.
Collection New England Quilt Museum (#2)
In the center of the starry field of prints is a hexagon
of solid colors.
A third quilt from the Nickols Collection
at the Mingei Museum
Ann Quilts posted this photo of one she was repairing (#4).
At first I thought they were all the same quilt but they are four quilts in the same style,
down to the solid fabrics in a central block.
A hexagon charm quilt with the central ring of solids.
This one is in the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
made by Mary Ann Grosh Stoner in Ohio.
(Plain colored fabrics were not too colorfast in 1887---I wonder
if that white piece in the ring was once green.)
From the Pat Nickols collection at the Mingei Museum
Another 60 degree diamond with a central focus of solid colors.
Apparently your authentic period charm
quilt needs a few solids in the center.
Update: Sandra and Greta have noticed this style too. See the comments. Here's a link to a post: