I used left over fleece ...all kinds..... for the bulk of the gourd and finished with merino tops in graduated tones of eucalyptus and wattle. Scraps of red felt were used for the inserts. Just couldn't leave it alone ...so added some felted vines and little critters just for fun. It is rather large ...standing just a smidgen under 18".
You will find step by step photos of the process here . Place you cursor over each photo and it will show a description of the process.
I'll be trying some more designs for the garden. I thought the next project might be a snake for the top of my clothes line......the birds are lovely....but not when they are on my washing.
Enjoy the sun!!