Yesterday was happily spent prepping and stitching this block. After looking at the picture of the quilt again, I decided that I would like all of the swags to be the same fabric. On the FB group someone asked how much fabric would be required for the swags and Gay responded that 2 to 2 1/2 yards should be enough. I am making 12 in blocks so should not need quite so much. I have challenged myself to only use my stash to make this one and probably only have enough of a solid green to make the swags so decided to start introducing a bit of solid into the other blocks. This is not the solid that I will use for the swags but is just a shade lighter. I am looking at each block as though it is made by a different person and they have just pulled from their own collection of fabric. However I am trying to use period appropriate fabrics. I used a larger print in my first block but it is a repro from a slightly earlier era so I think it is still a good fit.