My first TN Waltz quilt was in 9" blocks, shades of blues and browns. I wanted to do another one of these, which is a combination of the 54-40 or Fight! block (variation Bird of Paradise) and a Snowball block. I saw a completely different slant on the TN Waltz using a Churn Dash block in place of the snowball block, which entails more piecing, but less quilting in that block, generally. Barbara (goldenluver) sent me a drafted pattern for a 12" Bird of Paradise block and directions and I set it aside until now. The lovely floral print in the small squares is one that she sent me, among others, when I was doing a watercolor quilt for my friend, Ellie, in California (Ellie on BYC). So, thank you so much, Barbara! Here is the start of my queen size TN Waltz variation. I will be doing the stars in two different purples; was going to be three, but the #3 I'd chosen was too dark, more autumn then spring, so had one to dissassemble. The churn dash blocks will be mostly in shade of pale green and pink and a few yellows. I just adore the secondary circular pattern that emerges when you alternate the blocks. Note: the bottom star is supposed to be in the same tonal purple as the one on top, but I just haven't made anymore of those yet. ETA: This is the first one I made awhile back.