CHAINED STAR was published by Nancy Page (aka Florence La Ganke) in her syndicated quilt column — the illustration here clipped from the Hartford Courant — and originally published on December 1, 1936. Likewise, on the same date, the design also appeared in the Birmingham News, etc. La Ganke's notes on this block include the following:
"Perhaps you think this star should be called framed instead of 'chained.' You might be right at that, although you will find when you put the pieced blocks together that the bands of framing material really form a chain. This is one quilt which I think you will like better if you make it an all-over one." [...]
See also Jinny Beyer's full-color QUILTER'S ALBUM OF PATCHWORK PATTERNS, p.96-1, very pretty. Compare at this site with:
"The amount of material needed to make a quilt varies with the size. A double bed size quilt should be 166 inches long and 90 inches wide. The three-quarter bed takes a quilt of the same length but not great a width and the twin bed is still narrower about 72 inches when finished."
HANDS ALL AROUND
STAR AND BOX