The pattern is from this book by Sarah Fielke, adapted slightly so there was more empty space around each fan. That is how it looked in the picture, but I think there was a mistake in the pattern because it originally came out with them much closer together. As I discovered after I had appliqued three blocks. Luckily I hadn't done all 16.
I hope that my partner loves it too. It looks pretty good on my living room wall - I might have to make another one for me, if I can face the idea of all that applique again!