One of the many great things about this pattern is its versatility. You can choose to make it with all solids, with prints, or any combination of the two. Since the pattern features a square within a flying geese, you'll want to choose a few contrasting fabrics so that the pattern stands out.
There are a few blank color sheets included in the pattern, which is a great way to get an idea of how your color scheme will work.
The amount of fabric you'll need depends on the size you are making. This pattern is offered in six sizes:
Small Throw 48” x 48” OR 48“ x 64”
Large Throw 64” x 64” OR 64“ x 80”
Bed 80” x 80” OR 80” x 96”
Consult the pattern for recommended amounts. For the main fabrics, you will need assorted fat quarters or half yard cuts. Of course, you could go the scrappy route and make each block different. For the background fabric, the pattern calls for yardage of a single fabric, but feel free to use assorted fabrics if you're using scraps. You'll see in the example below from Then Came June that she chose to use a neutral background that allows the blocks to pop.
Image from Then Came June.
Fabric choices from participants of the QAL.