The Barbara Brackman book - Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns does have some dates of when a block was first published (meaning no earlier reference) and gives years. Here's one (Rolling Square) from 1958:
here to see their tutorial. They do it with paper piecing, but those corner blocks can be done with regular piecing. Visit Bonnie and learn how here. See the tutorial for size of the blue fabric. The block was also known as Home Comfort, Mrs. Anderson's quilt, Garden of Eden.
Another block from the same source - Wagon Wheels Carry Me Home - a KC Star block printed 6/4/52. Go here to get see the pages from the book. Also called Old Fashioned Wagon Wheel.