I was visiting family for my 30th birthday and my grandmother gave me these 325 units/stars that my great-great grandmother pieced in the 1950's. What a treasure! I need some help, though, before I can put them together into a quilt. Does anyone know:
1) What period the fabrics date to? My grandmother thought perhaps the 30's/40's.
2) What pattern she might have been striving for? I've included an example of how I think they might go together - will have to add diamonds in between. But what is the name of the pattern?
3) What kind of fabric should I look for to complete the quilt top? Do I need to go vintage or would a new fabric in off-white work?
Thanks in advance for your advice/thoughts!
Treasure trove of pieced star units.