He's ready to pounce!
Make this quilt applique a school mascot by using the school's colors instead. Or, simply change the border color to match.
Applique size: 17" wide x 24" tall
Cut your background fabric to approx. 18”x 25” first. This is the fabric you will put all of the other pieces on top of. Then cut and place all the other pieces on top of the background. You can set the black pieces that you cut out aside. You don’t need to place the black pieces that are in the pattern, the background is already black. You don’t need black on black. :)
Once your applique pieces are fused to the background, stitch with a straight stitch around each piece with matching thread. You can add the embroidery lines now or during quilting.
Trim to square, then add a 2” border.
Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.
Your local quilt shop is a great resource for fabrics and techniques.