I'm considering a Tennessee Waltz quilt for my next one (yeah, I know, I'm not even finished piecing the current one yet). The Tennessee Waltz quilt is a combination of two different blocks, the 54-40 or Fight! and the Snowball block, which, when combined alternating, they seem to form a circle, but there are no curved pieces. I have an old Scrap Quilts book that has templates for the 9" block, but online, found good instructions for the 12" block for both of them. I'm having trouble deciding! The Snowball Block would have a fancy motif quilted in it and a 12" block would mean more intense quilting, I'd guess. Here are some examples of the Tennessee Waltz quilt below, taken from various websites, so hope their owners don't mind me showing off their work--helps to show them all together. I want to do the star points as a dark solid, maybe black or dark blue, the snowball centers as a lighter color, perhaps beige, and the checkerboard corners in various scraps. The center of the stars would be a solid color or a checkerboard 4 patch, but that's another decision yet to make. Must decide on 9 or 12". Nanakat? What do you think? Fellow quiltaholics? What say you? In the first pic, the center of each star has a 4 patch, whereas, in others, they used one material. My Scrap Quilts book shows the center of the star as a 4 patch checkerboard.