This is how 84 6-point stars look together! All the stars are sewn, so I took the chance to audit them together in two different layouts, one more compacted, as it would be with only half the stars with background attached to them, and one more uncrowded, with all the stars being given a background.
And it turns out that my fear this was gone to be a really huge quilt hasn’t happened. What’s more, the layout that works best is the second one, which was also my first intention when I planned this quilt. Giving each star a background gives a quilt the same size as my bed (for which the quilt is intended, by the way).
So, happy about that, time to re-do the maths:
Stars basted: 84/84 (504/504 templates)
Stars sewn: 84 /84
Background pieces basted: 9/504
Stars completed: 0
The background pieces have, of course, been doubled. That also means I have to cut out 200 more templates.