Making star quilts is one of my favorites. Stardust is one of the newest addition to the Six Halves Make a Whole Series. Pick 4 half-yards of light to dark and half-yard cuts of 2 accents and you are in heaven.
Using the House or Cottage Ruler by Creative Grids® USA makes all the 45° angles quick and accurate so even the accomplished beginner quilter is quickly seeing stars on a lap quilt (50" x 66").
This pattern also looks lovely in holiday and patriotic fabrics.