For Christmas Lydia and I made cat placemats for Aunt Brenda and Uncle Dave. We used the pattern called Happy Cat Placemat by Country Appliques. I didn't follow the pattern exactly because the whiskers are supposed to be pieced on differently so that you can slide silverware and a napkin under them, but time was running out before Christmas, and I just did a little zigzag stitch and made them that way.
Lydia helped me select fabric. We tried to choose fabrics that looked like real cats (kind of), and some of them are supposed to represent our real pet cats. We included our own family cats - our orange boy Butterscotch and Lydia's best friend Green Kitty. She did a lot of cutting until her hand was sore. It was fun for her to use big-girl sewing scissors! I fused the pieces on and did a little button hole stitch around them.
I forgot to take a picture of the back, but they are all backed with a cat newspaper print fabric called Kitty Chronicles from Timeless Treasures which makes these even more fun.
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