Silk Crib Quilt from the collection of flag collector
Actually that's 34.
A 33 star flag---official between 1859 and 1861
Is the number of stars a clue to date in a quilt?
Occasionally the number of stars is based on all the stars the seamstress can fit rather than an accurate official tally.
Or the star arrangement is an attractive pattern that fits the blue field in question.
See more about Morris Offit's flag collection here: