Decided to make it easy for me and used felt fabric and a button for the eyes. Also just added a tiny embroidered eyelash. For the nose and mouth, I just embroidered a small nose and mouth. I skipped the whiskers since that's the interesting feature of my KitchenAid cat quilt cover.
One thing I had fun with was the placement of the button for the eyes. I moved it around to find which ones were cute. It was hard to select, so I just made it all different. It turned out well. After completing the face I realized the cat is stouter than the Pinterest inspiration. Our feral kitties do have wider faces, so I guess I took inspiration from that, hehe.
Here's a tutorial
1. Find an appropriately sized coin. Use this to measure the outer eye on felt fabric.
2. Embroider the outer eye on the face using blanket stitch.
3. Add black button for the eye.
4. Draw the nose the lips.
5. Embroider nose and lips with back stitch.
6. Add whiskers (optional).
Felt fabric (white)
white DMC thread
black DMC thread