I currently have 62 turquoise HSTs, 54 green, 52 rust and 48 yellow.
That is 294 HSTs to trim down to size. Which is INSANITY! Again, what the heck was I thinking?! Now, let's just say that I chose not to trim my HSTs and instead trust that my 1/4 seams are perfect (HA!). Is this flirting with disaster? What do you think? Of course, I should keep in mind that if I don't trim the HSTs, I will have to snip 1176 little wings off the corners of these suckers. 1176! Somehow I'm not finding this prospect appealing either. (EDIT: It's actually only 588 little wings, but STILL!).
All of the above assumes I'm making a queen bed sized quilt, which was my initial hope. Now, with the HSTs I have material for, I'm looking at a size of 64 by 72 inches. That's without borders. Assuming a 5 inch border all the way around, I'm up to 74 by 82. If I do another 5 inch border, that gets me to 84 by 92 which is what one of my handy-dandy quilt size reference charts tells me is the minimum size I would need to make this a queen bed sized quilt. I'm beginning to think that this will be the first quilt I send out to a long arm quilter. If I tackle quilting this baby, it could be years before it gets completed. Plus, I really want it free motion quilted. I can't begin to fathom doing that on my Kenmore.
Sigh. I'm starting to feel a tad defeated. I think I'd better go back to my Sew Happy Quilt tomorrow.