The fabric I used is a Harris Tweed cloth (which I later learned was hand woven in Lewis, Scotland).
It was purchased in a garage sale last winter, in my normal state of mind: buy first, think-how-to-use later….
So it was waiting patiently at the bottom of my fabric shelf until I ran into it again when moving my sewing room upstairs. And there, with all the mess of fabric scattered on the basement floor, waiting to be refolded and replaced on new shelves, a match was made: heavy, warm, tweed, with bright applique flowers.
I like this combination. I made two versions so far, one of them you can still find here.