Here's a terrific mid-20th-century quilt top
The pattern: Sunbeam from Ruby Short McKim
McKim published this design twice.
It's #2620 in BlockBase
She suggested a pillow or a quilt with alternate plain white
blocks in the Kansas City Star in 1929
And included it in her sampler called the Patchwork Quilt
in the Denver Post in 1931
The McKim sampler was a popular design; here's one from
Cindy's Antique Quilts.
And I've got pictures of a few repeat block quilts and tops in the
pattern from online auctions.
This beautifully pieced block is in the colors McKim suggested.
A sampler of color combinations
This block caught my eye. It's a two-color version and the
alternate white spokes fade into the corner pieces.
I erased some seam lines.
The Chicago Tribune's Nancy Cabot column published a slightly different
version in 1933 with the center square a little smaller. You can find a pattern here:
Nancy Cabot also called it Whippoorwill.
And read more about the Ruby McKim sampler at this post: