I've been a little carefree to this point and now I see I should have had a plan. Normally, I am very organized and plan ahead. When I started working on Dear Jane, I was feeling a little wild and crazy and didn't put much thought into it. The only plan was to randomly pick blocks and use fabric combinations twice. Today I discovered that block M-2 and M-3 are of the same fabric combination. Lucky for me, that was the only time it happened.
As the block numbers increase and my memory decreases, I have come up with a few easy ways to make sure this doesn't happen again. On page 12 of the Dear Jane book, is a diagram of blocks. I have recorded beside each finished block a number. For example, H-11 has the number 15 beside it and L-6 also has the number 15 beside it. This tells me that both blocks have been made from the same fabric combination. Also, my finished blocks are stored in a nice decorative box, which I have now inserted row markers and placed the blocks in order. I could also refer to my Dear Jane photo file, on the computer, but this is not as practical when working in the sewing room. My Dear Jane book and box of finished blocks would be right there, as I prepare the next blocks.