When looking through my fabric stash, I came across a Halloween fat quarter with cats (it came with five other assorted Halloween prints in a pack for $6.00 at a quilt show I attended...yes, one dollar each..woo hoo!). I thought my daughter and son-in-law would like some Halloween placemats for their new home (they have two cats...aka my 'grand-kitties' lol) and this is what I came up with. The other fabrics I used are solid black Kona for the inside border and binding; Ghastlies for the outer border and Riley Blake for the back. The thread is variegated in Halloween colors and looks amazing in real life!! My good friend/quilter, Betty, offered to do the stippling on these. (I'll be practicing free motion quilting on the placemats I am presently working on...this is my next step in learning to quilt...can't always do stitch-in-the-ditch..so practice I shall).