The French Star block is one of my all time favorites. Especially this beauty in red and green and gold .
The quilt was found in Pennsylvania. Thanks Sharon Stark of Sharon's Quits and RickRack.
Here's a c. 1940's version of that same pattern. This top has wonderful, vibrant colors.
And the full quilt shows the elegant applique swag border - a throwback to the 1850s
Here is a closer look along with the earlier French Star.
The pattern requires some careful curved piecing and Y seams and insets