Oh, the swap -- it's an Egyptian theme. Here's my first block. Not my favorite one and I may add more to it later, but for now it's up here for me to look at. I find it much easier to critique myself when the picture is on the blog then just staring at it on a table.
I did the palm tree on the right (my own drawing -- so be kind (g)), and the motif on the gold patch near the top center is a lotus leaf (again, be kind). The big piece of Egyptian temple fabric in the center of the block has lots of beads (may be hard to see in the photo) and several different seam treatments. Now on to blocks 2, 3 and 4.