I took Moon Glow out of the drawer last night. Month 12 is all about the alternative blocks. There are about 20 different kinds of fabrics used. I pulled them out of the kit and labeled which fabrics they were. To do this, I first laid out my bags of fabric that were used in previous blocks and compared them with the fabric I received for this month. I took all those out and put them in their respective bags. Then I went through the list and any fabric with a similar name that I had the same fabric line but a different color way I looked at the bag for that fabric and matched it with the new fabric. It sounds weird written out. For example, I would have (because I already used it in a previous block) a fabric called Hens and Chickens-Jade. In this kit, I have a fabric called Hens and Chickens -Azure. They aren’t the same fabric but they have the same design just in a different color way. So it was easy to figure those out. I marked them up and put them in their own little bags. Then I had 3 left after those two things that I needed to figure out. On my list I had Daisy Texture-Blue, Filigree-Slate Green, and Water-Lapis. In my hand I had two blues and a green. I matched up the green to Filigree-SlateGreen pretty easily. Then there were the last two blues. For those two I had to use the picture. And that’s how I matched them up. It sounds really complicated as I’m writing it all up but while I was doing it, it was pretty intuitive and something everyone probably goes through. But at the beginning of a new month, new block – I take out the fabric and enjoy looking at them. Afterwards, sometimes, I get overwhelmed with trying to figure out what each fabric is on the list, especially with the massive amount for Month 12. Until I remember how I organized myself the previous month. And maybe there is someone out there who has never done this, or gets overwhelmed like me, and could use this process all typed out. 🙂 If I’d already detailed this process – don’t mind me, I’ve already determined my memory is shot.
I’m not sure I’ll be able to work on Moon Glow at all today. After I post this blog, I’ll be playing on Bailey. I’ll be sure to let ya’ll know how it goes. I have a yoga class to run to and then later this afternoon, I’ve got a baby shower to go to. So it’s not play all day for me today. I’m hoping that will be tomorrow.
Happy quilting, my friends!