As soon as I learned hw to do machine applique I started making cushions for sale, featuring native animals, birds and flowers.
Above is a Jabiru, below a Black Swan.
The Waratah cushion in the photo below was given to my Mum.
As well as the Pelican and other named designs above there were Wombat, Platypus, Kangaroo and Sturt Desert Pea.
Cushions were a little over 12 inches (30cms) square.