One of the classes I'm teaching this year at Stitchbird is on foundation paper piecing. We will be using Artisania's Lil' Fox pattern and students can turn their paper pieced fox into whatever they like. All the class details are here.
Of course, I had to make a class sample (as well as some step-outs to show in class). I decided to use a few Cotton & Steel fabrics together with my old favourite, yarn dyed Essex Linen in Black (available here), for the sample.
I also used Cotton & Steel for the back of the cushion, and using my covered zipper tutorial to finish.
I thought simple would be better for the quilting, and went for a cross-hatch using a heavier weight thread again - I love the way the heavier thread stands out against the linen. This one is Aurifil 2021 in 28 weight.
I'm not much good at embroidery so I stitched on some buttons for this the eyes and nose. I think they give this guy some extra personality.
If you'd like to learn foundation paper piecing (and it is one of those things that is quite nice to learn from someone else), I hope you'll join me at Stitchbird. Again, you can find all the class details here.