I felt like a turtle doing all those half square triangles. Well, I went slowly on purpose so that I could be sure they had proper seams. AND there are 480 of them. Press to set seams. Press open. Cut off "bunny ears". But now that I have gotten to the point of joining them to some rectangles, it feels like I am now in second gear. On the first 120 group, I did 45 yesterday and finished the other 75 in less than an hour today.
Sure makes a difference when they go in one after the other. I can't believe that when I started quilting in 1992, I used to stop and cut them off one at a time.