I saved the best for last. Sew Scrappy is a Better Homes and Gardens publication, from the same company as American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. If you've been looking for something to do with your scraps, you will find ideas here!
Star quilts are my favorites and I found two drool-worthy examples in this magazine. The first is called Five-Star Tribute. If you follow the directions, you end up with a twin-bed size quilt (but why follow directions...?). This one is going on my to-do list, though maybe with a background color other than pink.
Then I saw Star Tracks. Wow, another one for the to-do list! Cream scraps, red scraps, and black scraps. (In my photo all the black stars look the same but they are actually scrappy.)
Here's a bigger picture of the full quilt. It is a lap size. Of course, you could make it bigger or smaller. The directions don't mention it but I've seen a special Hunter's Star ruler that I think might be a helpful tool for this project.
Then for something fun and different, I found Lots of Dots, designed by Gwen Sinclair. This is a small applique project that uses wool scraps. Not that I have any, except for a small bit of orange left over from the carrot noses in Let It Snow. But now I have an excuse to look for wool..
Lots of Dots would make a good gift too (for Christmas 2011). Better get to work!
I'll be back later in the week with some progress on my actual projects.