To me, the most challenging (and sometimes frustrating) part of quilting is the transition between laying out all your squares in the order you want them and keeping them in that order before sewing them together.
A huge display wall would make it easier, but I don’t have one. And unless we move I never will. So, like most people, I improvise.
This time after I laid out all 315 blocks on the floor, I went back and picked them up, from left to right, row by row, and placed each row in a sandwich bag.
Then I labeled each bag. I put the row number and since these are hourglass blocks using white fabric + a colored fabric, I labeled whether the white fabric should be on the top or on the side.
I usually don’t bother with the sandwich bags, I’ve only used them once before, but with this many squares I thought it would be a smart move. We’ll see if it helps this time!