Michigan State University Museum
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A newspaper clipping of the Rising Sun quilt pattern from a series of patterns syndicated by Ruby Short McKim and published in the Detroit Free Press in 1929.
Detroit Free Press, Friday, April 12, 1929
Patchwork Quilt Pattern
Rising Sun

Twenty-six of these old-fashioned quilt patterns have already been published. The names of them are printed below. You may secure any or all of them that you may have missed by sending your name and address and 10 cents in coin or stamps for each pattern desired. If you wish further information call The Free Press, Randolph 8900, and ask for the Patchwork Quilt editor, Household Arts department.

RISING SUN is a pattern for which there have been innumerable requests. It is rather an intricate one but not enough so to daunt the quilter who aspirec to a design that is both lovely and unusual.

The numbers on each pattern are, as always, for one block, although it does sound like a good many this time. Make cardboard cutting patterns, and mark lightly around them on to material. Then cut a seam larger all around and sew back to the pencil line.

First piece four small triangles, two white and two color, into a block which in turn sews onto the curved block. When 12 or these are pieced, sew the long seams which make it into a wheel. The hub is creased around and appliqued on to finish. This whole wheel, or sun, may either be appliqued on to a 12-inch square or pieced in with the four white corner blocks as shown in the pattern. Flame red and orange with white, unbleached or yellow, makes a stunning quilt from this pattern.

Another old-fashioned quilt design will appear on this page next Monday. Patterns that have been published in this series are Album design, Rob Peter to Pay Paul, Drunkard's Path, Churn Dash, Corn and Beans, Log Cabin, Old Maid's Puzzle, Grandmother's Fan, Fruit Basket, Maple Leaf, Swastika, Jacob's Ladder, Weathervane, Windblown Square, Wildgoose Chase, Wedding Ring, Crazy Ann, Pieced Star, Whirlwind, Pine Tree, Ocean Wave, Rambler, Cherry Basket, Square and Compass, Sky Rocket and Greek Cross.

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