Not sure if anyone else needs this tip but I figured out how I wanted to sew my fabrics to each section and then wrote within each section a slight description of which fabric, i.e. b/w swirl, pink, b/w large dots. I copied my plan on two sheets so I would have a copy to then copy more blocks if I wanted to. It helped me from getting all turned around. LOL I do seem to get turned around easily.
My thumb is almost all better. A little later today I am going to try rotary cutting. Just want to go slowly so I don't increase the swelling, plus, I want to sew!