Nancy Cabot believed that the Solomon's Puzzle block originated in Vincennes, Indiana in 1866.
For a very different take on how to make this block, try Piec-lique by viewing this very detailed tutorial. You make four pieces at the same time!
I haven't made this block yet but I would like try this method when I do. Each of the units needs to finish at 1 1/2". There are templates available for the Indiana Puzzle block that are exactly the same as needed for this Solomon's Puzzle block. Just arrange the pieces to match the drawing above.
I have not been able to find any examples of quilts that are made exactly as Nancy Cabot showed her block in the Chicago Tribune.