In February, 1912 Elizabeth Daingerfield of Lexington, Kentucky published a pattern in Ladies' Home Journal in an article on "Kentucky Mountain Quilt" designs, emphasizing their Southern regionalism. She also told you how to sew this block (sort of). You pieced circles and then appliqued them to the background.
"A really handsome effect is obtainable in the design ... known as the 'Seven Star.'
"The entire circle is of pieced patchwork appliqued to the muslin only by the few lines of running stitches. The quilting is done after all the squares in which the pattern is shown, alternating with white, have been sewed together, the whole being lined and padded."
The best way to make a pattern seems to be using BlockBase+ to draw an outline block the size you want it and then make templates from the patches in the drawing. You get the basic shapes here but you stitchmeisters know what to do.
I'd print the pattern above four times on freezer paper and cut a piece of every patch and do it EPP style. I am sure some easing will be required in the final stages. Or as Daingerfield advises, applique it to the background.
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