Monday, February 17, 2014


That's how many half square triangles I've made for the Star Light, Star Bright quilt along. As I got to the last two sets, I decided to do the math.

You may recall that this project can be tailored to the quilter's preference as to the number of blocks and block size, and I decided I would make 16 blocks. So I figured out on my second to last set of half square triangles that each block requires 32 HSTs. Multiplied by 16 blocks.  Five hundred and twelve HSTs.  That's a lot, right?

And I calculated somewhere around the 12th set that it was taking me about an hour to make the HSTs I needed for each block. Well, actually what took the biggest chunk of time was trimming them down to size. So that's about 16 hours I've spent in the last few days making HSTs. This better be a very, very excellent quilt! But I think it will be. I think I'm going to like it a lot.  Want to see my HSTs?

You know what else? This will be the first time I'll have finished the weekly "task" before the deadline.  Not too bad!  Our next assignment will be to make the star centers of the blocks.  I figure that will be a piece of cake after this week's assignment!

Now that's done, I wonder which of my many other projects I should work on next?


Melissa Corry said...

Yes, that is a ton of HST's. I know, this week is the brutal one. That is why we sandwiched it in the middle. Next week all of that trimming will be totally worth it when you stars go together just perfect :) Great job on sticking to it and powering through it ;)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This week I was very happy I went with 4 big blocks for my quilt. Nice job getting all 512 done on time!

Judy in Michigan said...

I saw a Fons and Porter show yesterday where Marianne demoed their hst and qst rulers. You cut the fabric according to the line on the ruler, draw the 2 lines 1/4" away from the diagonal and when you cut them apart they are "perfect" with no need to trim. I've never liked that method but the ruler seems to have the fussy work done for you. I'll have to try it. You win the award for getting all those hsts done on time!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

You are A M A Z I N G!!!!! Serious!