I just finished making this Westfalen Waltz block from the Quilters News Magazine February 1990 . The block was by Jan Cook of Lakeport, CA. The quilt she made from this block was a semi finalist in the QNM's Home Sweet Home block contest. The designer created the block as a remembrance of the homeland of her maternal ancestors who lived in Germany in the 1800's. I love the block and think I might make a whole quilt of it. It's very easy and I just love how complicated it appears when it actually isn't.