Where to start? First, pick your background fabrics. Most of these fabrics are F/Q's with the exception of the large blocks which I bought extra fabric for. I chose whatever fabrics looked good together. There are Civil War fabrics in with Asian and more modern fabrics. A lot looked like tone on tone from afar.
Starting with the heart blocks (on the four corners of the pattern), one fabric was selected for the four heart corners. Because each small motif is repeated 4 times in the pattern, I started cutting four identical fabrics for each icon. This is when I thought that 16 fabrics was limiting, so only 4 fabrics were cut (4 x 4 = 16). Where you see the stars represent the 16 cuts and their placement. This is where I decided that the remaining small blocks were to be cut 2 per fabric. Confusing? Yes, but it works.
Often times, I tend to get too technical and matchy matchy, and probably a tad OCD (ok maybe a lot OCD) but it works for me. Oh well, that is life and I'm happy with my way and the results show for themselves.
Have a great day!