I took the path of least resistance and just followed the patterns on the fabrics for the quilting on the cat forhead.
I am hand quilting the lower part of the cat face to add some extra texture.
I'm not a big fan of stippling, but I thought it was just right for the inner part of the cat's ears.
The big chore, though, is the background. I am doing this fill on the upper, right hand section. I was inspired by a sampler by Jodi Robinson where she showed several variations using one of her templates. My version is double hers in size (6") and I am alternating 3 variations with dots, squares and open for texture variety.
Because I am FMQ this on my domestic machine, it means that all my stitching lines need to be drawn on first rather than any kind of ruler work. This is my 3rd time using the Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers. I've had no problem with the lines washing away. And the variety of colors work well on different background colors.
I'm now about 1/2 done with the sections I've marked, and am waiting to be inspired on what fills to use for the other sections. 60 square feet of quilt is a lot of quilting!