The last pear, I promise!
This involved experimentation, and was fun. It was the first time I had ever used Tyvek, or painted Wonder-Under or whatever you want to call that applique stuff you iron onto one surface and then use it to adhere to another. (The iron and the ironing board, frequently!) The Tyvek is painted then ironed and cut into a pear shape and sewn down to the background, which is half painted Wonder Under and half painted calico (well, the whole thing is calico, but some of it has the other stuff on top of it, if you get what I mean!). Then the bottom bit has machine stitching on it to simulate the look of a striped table cloth.