I know, I know.
Lions are supposed to be savage and wild and dangerous.
A little higher excitement factor in this variation - a tufted tail,
filled patches (like the frog eyes) for his muzzle. And that dangerous hair, of course.
And let's talk about his ears. See those ivory inner ear bits? They aren't appliqued patches. The outer tawny ear simply rolls over the ivory inner pieces. I will teach you how to make those rolled-edge ears in the pattern. You'll use that technique for lots of other ears!