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?