This block design seems to go by many names: pumpkin seed, melon, orange peel. What do you call them?
I think I first learned it as orange peel and in Barbara Brackman's book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, the pieced version has been called Orange Peel, Melon Patch and Flower Petals ... but it looks so much like a pumpkin seed, that's my favorite name for this shape. I am making mine by using needle-turned appliqué.
Each time I see them on a blog (or in a quilt), I want to make some ... the scrap bag challenge presented an opportunity. I am using any of the scrap in the ziplock I received that are at least 4 1/2 inches wide for the backgrounds–I was a little surprised to find that there are only a couple. I'll be making a few more later, as my Slow Sunday (night) Stitching project.