IOWA STAR BLOCK debuted in the Ladies Art Company Catalogue # 468, in 1922, and was later republished by Nancy Cabot on February 1, 1935, in the Chicago Tribune, see her illustration left. The pattern is also called TEXAS RANGER, published in the The American Woman, in 1902, according to Jinny Beyer's QUILTER'S ALBUM OF PATCHWORK PATTERNS (p.80-4). In her notes on the design, Nancy Cabot states the following:
"This is one of the favorite designs, not only in the corn country, but wherever quiltmakers meet. The first quilt from which this block was taken was made in Iowa in 1873. Lavender, deep rose, and white were the original shades. Golden yellow would be a most attractive substitute for rose, and would afford the same appearance of antiquity as the mellow lavender and rose."
More patterns at this site with USA state names would include, for example:
ROAD TO OKLAHOMA
NEW STAR OF NORTH CAROLINA
ROAD TO TENNESSEE
ROCKY ROAD TO KANSAS