I got the patterns from the tut's section. My Carpenter's star (from Dannar) I used 5 in and 5 1/2 in blocks which made a nice size for the middle of a quilt. As for the Star spin, (from Rooten) I think I totally mis-read the directions and this is what I came up with. There was a lot of hair pulling LOL! It's on my kitchen table though and it's going to stay.
This is actually done in blues but the picture made it look black.
by the time I got done sewing the points in the wrong area I just wanted to get it finished.