Sunday, July 14, 2013

Batik strips.......

This little plastic drawer cart contains all of my 2.5" batik strips.  I have been cutting them off any batik I'm currently working with for about 6 years.  The top 3 drawers are one layer deep and the bottom 2 are 2 layers.  I estimate there are probably 1000 strips although I have never counted them.  I have pulled all of the blues for my 16 patch quilt (108 strips) and my warm color 16 patch (73 strips).  Last night I pulled 53 green strips and there are still this many left in there.  I think I will revise my estimate to exceed 2000 strips.
I finished reading a John Grisham book yesterday, worked a little on the bark path through my garden, did laundry, and then just wanted some mindless sewing.  I started my green 16 patch.  I just didn't feel like working on a current in progress project.

18 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Lots of strips. But organization help with being prepared. This way you can't say you can't find something to do. Chris

Mary said...

That's a really impressive collection of batiks, Wanda!

HollyM said...

Ah he, mindless sewing and disinterest in the current project. I know that syndrome well! It's all about going with the though and we do finish them all eventually. You're much quicker than me though!
You've got lots of quilts left in those drawers.

Gene Black said...

Wow....that is a lot of strips just waiting to me made into something amazing.

Susan Turney said...

LOVE those greens! I can't wait to see more!

suemac said...

That is a lot of strips. It is good that you have them all organized.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Which John Grishman book did you read and was it a good read - I hadn't read the last couple that he had and need a good one right now :)
I love your batik strips - I think a lot of us would love to steal your cabinet! LOL

Needled Mom said...

That would make a lot of jelly rolls!!!!

Gari in AL said...

I'll be over tomorrow to relieve you of those strips. That's fabric gold!

Nancy said...

I'm a big fan of mindless sewing. The strip collection is so inviting!

Judy H said...

what a great idea. would love your strip drawers!

JJM said...

Wanda, you are 'THE' professional organizer. And your post today again proves it. 2,000 strips to have ready and waiting for you to work with... unbelievable.

JJM

Connie said...

What a wonderful photo of all your batik strips......wow.....6 years worth! It has to be like shopping in your own store when you're making your 16 patch blocks!

Muddling Through said...

Ha! And I thought I had a lot of batik strips. What fun it must be to go shopping in your stash!

Maureen said...

What a lot of batik strips!
Looking forward to seeing the finished 16patch in green.

Jeanette said...

After following your blog for a while, and watching you produce numerous beautiful and colourful quilts, I have often wondered what your fabric stash is like. Fabulous!
Jeanette, Australia.

Vicki said...

That is a lot of batik strips. Very beautiful.

Rebel said...

I love it when you 'play' you always come up with amazing quilts!