I have been holding on to fabric for years, I have also been holding on to this pattern for a few years. Finally I began busting thru my stash. This was a mix of quilting cotton and twill, the goal was to use only what I had, no shopping.
I managed to run out of batting but found some felt, it seems to be working fine. I also skipped adding a zipper. My center is two felt "leaves" because I felt it resembled a squash.