The first time I showed this, it surprised several people just like it surprised me that this is how the Vintage Spin blocks begin, a circle that a square is cut out of, lining up the ruler on key points.
Since then several people have asked me what I was going to do with the trimmings. Yesterday at the twice monthly sewing day I finally played with them. I sewed 2 of the pieces together first.
If you look very closely at this photo you will see a clear Plexiglas diamond shaped template on top of the melon shape. A friend made it for me.
I cut out six of them and laid them out in a star pattern. I will lose most of that tiny section in the middle when I sew them together. I can also lay out 3 of them into a hexagon shape but I think I like the star better. This is still at the playing stage. Don't hold me to making what you see here.