I took QuiltPixie's advice to just sew triangles together this weekend and save pressing them for when the heat wave broke. This is just a sampling of what I accomplished:
The temperature has come down but the humidity has gone way up. I'd almost rather have the heat! In other places I've lived the humidity would drop significantly when we finally had a big thunderstorm. While rain is predicted - scattered showers - we rarely experience that drop in humidity afterwards. Nevertheless, I have pieced and pressed some of those triangles into more Broken Dishes blocks.
These are mostly 8" blocks (or would be if they were perfect!). The littlest one on the bottom right will finish at about 2".
These will be roughly 6" blocks:
And these will finish at something like 2.5":
Now I have quarter-square triangles ready to be sewn into Hourglass blocks. There are still plenty of half-square triangles to be sewn together too, but I have to admit I'm getting rather bored with this process. I want to piece some more liberated stars!