She knew she wanted a cardinal for the Winter season, but left the other seasons up to me. I knew I wanted to have a pumpkin for the fall and a watermelon for the summer and we both thought flowers was a good choice for Spring.
Since the fabrics were fused and raw-edge machine applique, I used batik fabrics for all but the background. Batiks have a tighter weave and are less likely to have loose threads along the edges.
These are approximately 6" x 8" with the fabric fused to a stiff fusible interfacing with a tight satin stitch around the outside, with solid colored thread on the cardinal and the flowers and a variegated thread on the watermelon and the pumpkin.
I happy with the way they came out, but even better is that Susan just loves them.