PERSIAN, Ladies Art Company
(piecing diagram facsimile)
PERSIAN STAR, demonstrating some magnificent geometry, arrives with an equally marvelous pettigree!!. It's origins begin in print in the late 19th and early 20th c. Ladies Art Company Catalogue (#525, titled simply PERSIAN) and then reappears in ROMANCE OF THE PATCHWORK QUILT IN AMERICA as a Carrie Hall block (the original can be viewed online at the Spencer Art Museum). More recently the design was included in Bettina Havig's full-color CARRIE HALL BLOCKS (though somewhat simplified as illustrated upper left). Havig's collection includes templates for many of the designs, and which you can borrow for use in other patterns or to create your own variations!!
Each of the four major quilt compendiums by Rehmel (1986), Brackman (1993), Malone (2003) and Beyer (2009) (see bibliography), offer certain features the others don't have. Since you learn different things from each one, (assuming you're into it) there's no waste of money in owning more than one, or all four. For instance, Maggie Malone only uses solid colors (gorgeous color combinations), whereas Beyer works with faux-fabrics, as this site does also. The first two, by Rehmel and Brackman are illustrated with black and white, but that can be a plus, because you see clearly which are the darker and which the lighter hues, whereas the colors can be confusing.
PERSIAN STAR is listed in Judy Rehmel's QUILT I.D. BOOK (#2741) in her section titled "Design Appears to Lie Diagonally on the Block" — a large 32-page collection, with some knockout patterns this site could spend many weeks working with. And in fact a number of these patterns are already illustrated, including for example:
RISING SUN (with Zinaida Serebriakova)
NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR
TOWERS OF CAMELOT (Air Castle)
CARD TRICKS (Color Wheel)