Janice, Love your cat's face and cute body, you're quicker than me! It took me almost 6 months to get my cat head down. And, yes, it took 12 pieces. I think that's the minimum you can get away with for a realistic cat head A realistic body is 19 pieces for me but that includes a double neck joint that uses 4 pieces of fur. The problem is once you get used to complicated patterns it's hard to go back to the less complicated designs. You always want to create more curves and subtle shapes
Thank you so much Lisa & Karen! Karen, thank you for letting me know you use 12 pcs. as well! I still need to tweak the design if I want her to be realistic - I just wanted her face to be round! Gee, I hope I don't get more complicated than this as it took me countless hours on this one! I can really see how your kitties take you months to design because they are so wonderfully amazing!