Tonganoxie Nine Patch
TONGANOXIE NINE PATCH is a Carrie Hall Block. The original, though now somewhat faded, is located at the Spencer Art Museum, at the University of Kansas, where it is dated back to the early 20th century. See also Bettina Havig's exquisite, full color compendium of CARRIE HALL BLOCKS, p. 74. Note, it is not clear whether the colored area is darker or lighter than the greyish brown around it in Havig's illustration, seeming to be of equal value in Hall's block (see grid left). In the illustration upper right the value is held constant, and on the left the orange is made lighter and more intense than the surrounding area so as to jump forward.
Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS lists this design in her section on blocks using only "squares and rectangles," #1828, including QUILTER'S DELIGHT and DIAGONAL PATHS. "Tonganoxie," derived from a Native American chief name (notice also the four tee shapes in the block), refers to a town in southwest Kansas, currently with a population of about 5,000.
More "square-edge" designs at this site (no curves or triangles) include:
SQUARES UPON SQUARES
TIC TAC TOE
CENTURY OF PROGRESS