Sorting my nine-patch pictures I came across this vintage quilt in BlockBase pattern #1656
The pattern was published with two names, the first in the magazine Hearth and Home
in the first decades of the 20th century. I shaded the block in BlockBase as I found it in Ruth Finley's book.
Early 20th-century top quilted in the late 20th-century.
Connecticut project & the Quilt Index
In her 1929 book Old Patchwork Quilts and The Women Who Made Them, Finley classed it with several "Simple but widely used nine-patches that every person interested in quilts should know..." Readers (like me) inferred that the pattern was decades old but I doubt that now. It probably originated with Hearth and Home and was popularized by Finley's book. I love the neat little block sketches in Finley's book, but I think the shading is wrong in #42 Prairie Queen.
It should be more symmetrical.
When the Nancy Cabot column in the Chicago Tribune copied the pattern in 1933
the shading was just like Finley's.
See a shading discussion here at Moore About Nancy:
Spencer Museum of Art
Carrie Hall's version of Finley's with the shading changed
to give a more circular format.
Hall's block in her 1935 book The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt
may have inspired this quilt from the 1940-1980 years.
It takes some skill in spatial relations to get all the pieces rotating the way you intended.
Different shading can emphasize the pattern's directionality.
Laura McDonough Boyd, Indiana project & the Quilt Index
Laura pieced little blocks for the cornerstones.