I made this for my brother and his wife after they lost Tyson who was with them for 17 years.
I tried something different. I copied a photo of the Tyson and scanned it into my computer. Then I made the pattern using Adobe IIlustrater. I quilted the back ground first. Then I used fusible web to attache the pattern pieces to the quilt. I then applied decoupage over all the pieces of the cat and the plants and butterfly. It gave them a leathery look and made them stand out from the background which gave it sort of a 3D effect.