A year or 2 ago I saw the amazing Garden Patch Cats quilt with blocks of appliquéd cats designed by Helene Knott. Since my sister is a cat lover, I figured she would like it and I sent her a photo of the quilt I saw. Each cat depicts a vegetable or fruit. Here is the quilt that I saw in Hillsboro, OR in October, 2015. You might be able to see the words that are embroidered on each block, or maybe you can tell which fruit or vegetable each cat represents.
And here is the pillow I made for my sister's birthday this week. This same pattern is the top left block in the quilt above and it represents romaine lettuce. The green sections are the lettuce parts. It took a couple weeks of contemplation to decide which fabrics to use.
Pillow back. I use velcro for the closure. I love the backing fabric that I used - mostly blue, with some green and purple.
She received it and is happy!!