Work on Charmed Baskets Continues

I found that having to cut out 300 5-1/2 inch background squares and the coordinating 300 baskets is a bigger task than I first thought.  To date I have 154 background squares and 130 baskets.  I just pulled another 20 fat quarters out of my stash and ironed them so cutting the necessary 3-1/2 inch strips making the cutting more accurate.  Since I only need a piece 3-1/2 inches by 7 inches, I decided to cut the balance into 1-1/2 inch strips.  I can then  sit and sew log cabin blocks from these strips (that is, somewhere in the distant future).  Here’s what my sewing room looks like when I start pulling fabric for a new project.  The first photo is the stacks of baskets and backgrounds ready to applique.

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As I had mentioned in my earlier post, I want to use 300 different red fabrics for the baskets.  Trying to keep track of the used fabrics versus the to-be-used  reds is a bit tricky but I am separating them into the storage container as I cut so I can keep track of them.  Only 150 more reds to go.  Let’s see how close my stash comes to having the 300 I need.  Stay tuned.

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