The top photo is a colorful scrappy quilt made by my aunt. This is what started my searching for the name of the block. The second image I created in EQ7. It’s based on a 5 x 5 grid. The finished size of the block is 10″ x 10″. TIP for EQ users: In EasyDraw, I set the snap points to 20 x 20.
I have looked through Electric Quilt’s BlockBase (computer version of Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns), Yvonne Khin’s book, The Collector’s Book of Quilt Names and Patterns, Carrie Hall’s book, The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt and cannot find any block that is remotely similar. Perhaps I overlooked it, but I don’t think I did. 🙂
The only other place I have seen this block is in the book, American Country Scrap Quilts by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons. In their book they dubbed this block, “Original Star” (not a very original name — ha!). It states on page 72 that they could not find the block in any of their pattern source books.
So I thought I would appeal to my cyber friends and see if anyone knows a name/source for this block. If you’ve seen it in other quilting books or magazines, let me know.
One commenter suggested a name, “Noon and Night.” I cannot find that block in the block references I have on hand (see above). I did find one called “Noon and Light” in Yvonne Khin’s book (block #419). It looks similar, but the on point mitered square goes all the way to the block edge, and the triangles don’t have the overlapping look like in my aunt’s quilt.