These are four-inch square blocks now and will be 3 1/2 when they are pieced together.
I tried to keep the shapes pretty much the way they were cut out. There aren't any rules though, and if I don't like a particular shape, I am free to change it.
Mostly it is a matter of taking a few trash pieces and seeing if I can put them into some arrangement that looks good to me. I try not to overthink it or worry about finding the right piece of scrap. There are a lot of blocks to make and I want to let the process flow naturally.
These circles were originally going to be used for A Life of Plenty, but I decided to needle turn the circle block and I wasn't about to needle turn this many circles, eight! I thought about separating these to make more blocks, and needle turning just a few, but they wanted to stay together. I also thought about separating them and making more than one circle block, but ... they wanted to stay together.
This one makes me think of one of the space movies, not sure which one.
I know some of this will get hidden in the seam allowance. Sorry for the blurry picture. I want to focus on making the blocks, not showing them off. I have more blocks prepped, so hopefully will be able to show them soon.