I glue basted the edges of the cats and mouse and did a little bit of highlighting with white paint. I'm not sure that the white will show in the finished piece, but I felt that it gave the cats a look of moon glow. Glue has become one of my best friends for applique. This makes the edge turning so quick and it's easy to machine applique through the dried glue.
I added some batting and then machine appliqued the cats and mouse, and added the moon without the extra layer of batting.
The tricky part of adding the lights was next. I knew generally where to run the lights for optimum effect. To make sure that I placed the lights correctly, I traced over the top onto freezer paper. What if the lights looked like constellations,? Sounded good. They were sketched onto the freezer paper. Then the lights got taped to the freezer paper to hold them in place. This part really helped to keep the wires flattened so that I could sew them into place.