While I'm busy here, stitching away on the Cottontail quilt, and watching the seasonal changes from the window, particularly the first falling leaves, I am reminded of this past project (from my book Embroidery Craft: Stitching Through the Seasons), which combines embroidery and patchwork using pre-cut 5" charm squares and jelly roll strips. It's a fun and fairly quick project due to the fact that there is very little cutting involved.
And this basic pillow-top also works as a quilt block, and any design can be embroidered or appliqued in the central block to carry out a theme. Nine blocks, sewn three by three, will make a nice sized throw. Yes, even Cottontail bunny (aka Rabbit of the Month), for example could be stitched in the plain squares. I've already constructed my quilt using lattice strips however, but in case you are looking for an easy project to get started on--think holiday stitching . . . well, there you go. Here is another pillow made with a Redwork theme.
Follow this link for the complete how-to: Cozy Up Patchwork Pillow Tutorial