Monday, 16 March 2015

Lil' Fox Cushion

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.

Lil Fox Cushion

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.

Lil Fox Cushion

I also used Cotton & Steel for the back of the cushion, and using my covered zipper tutorial to finish.

Lil Fox Cushion

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.

Lil Fox Cushion

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.

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7 comments:

greeneggs said...

How cute! I love the way he is peeping over the wall.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The buttons are a perfect touch! :)

Christine said...

That is adorable!

Leonie said...

Love your version of this pattern - it's adorable!

WeedyMama said...

He's a cute little guy. He can come play in my yard anytime. Everyone else does.

gibbygoo56 said...

Beautiful fabric for this adorable fox. I adore this pillow. Very well done!

vir said...

Hello Adrianne,

I will be doing this course on Tuesday with a friend , she has a spanish sewing machine and I don't think that she will be able to find the correct feet on time , I was wondering if the feet that you recommend are essential or if we could use a standard zig zag foot?.


Thank you :)