This version of a SHOOTING STAR also called STARDUST QUILT (originally a Ladies Art Company design #16) — but here newly named — debuted in the Florence La Ganke (aka Nancy Page) quilt column on October 25, 1932.
The difference between the classic "Shooting Star" and this METEOR QUILT is the multitude of different fabrics worked almost magically into the pattern —even the whites can be worked with some variety and quite beautifully. And so it truly has its own identity. Also the two dark solid pieces off-center, add to the pattern yet another interesting departure.
In her comments La Ganke says: "The four squares of white may be of a paler yellow. They represent falling bits of star dust, which are just separating from the body of the meteor. [...] Bands or strips of plain material may be used to join the ten inch finished pieced blocks but the quilt is more attractive when made up as an all over pieced block affair."
Other interesting star designs at this site include, for example:
CROWN OF STARS
NEW STAR OF NORTH CAROLINA