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.