The cats are fused down and then stitched with one strand of white embroidery floss, using the blanket stitch. The scalloped border was done like no other I'd seen. I added it just like I would any other border, then cut the scalloped edges, then the lighter border was put on, not as a border but as a whole piece almost like it was a backing. Then I blanket stitched the scalloped border with two strands of purple. This is how the directions showed to do this and it worked fine with one exception. Because the background of the cats is white the floral showed through. The easy fix for that was to cut the center of the back piece out at about where the green sashing is.
The colors are actually a little lighter than is shown in either of these pictures but if I lighten them then the cats fade too much. :( These are 1930s reproduction fabrics and I would almost swear that my grandmother had dresses/aprons made from some of these exact fabrics!