Monday, January 8, 2018

A Tuffet Start

So remember how I got myself a little last minute Christmas Present back here, well over the weekend I took it out of the box and got started on it!!!  I was a little nervous to start this project wondering what I got myself into, but like most new things, you just need to start!!!  Once I got the Tuffet Kit out of the box and read through the instructions, I was all kinds of excited to get going on it ;)

The first few steps have you cover the foam and base with some batting and staple it down and then trim it up all nice.  I found the staple gun and just started following the directions, which I was so happy were very detailed and easy to follow :)  In a bit I had a covered foam circle and I have to say,  I am pretty excited as mine looks a lot like the one in the picture from the instructions ;)  Always a good sign!!

Next up, I got to make the pieced cover.  And this is where I felt totally in my comfort zone again, gotta love some tiny strip piecing ;)  It was so hard to choose which fabric to use, but in the end I went with my Sweet Orchard Rollie Pollie :)  The prints are nice and small, and the colors are perfect for the quilt house and that is where I plan to keep this as a giant pin cushion on the sewing machine table ;)  So cute!!!

Now, I need to make these strips into a tube and then gather the ends to make it nice and round.  But before I get to that, I am trying to decide what colors to paint the cute little knobs that serve as the legs and what fabric to use for the center button.  I am leaning towards red legs with the red polka dot center.  What do you think???  Go with the red on both, or change it up with another color???

And even though I am only a few steps in, I am so loving where this is headed and I can't wait to finish it up.  I am just having so much fun with this!!!!   Pretty sure this won't be my last Tuffet Kit that I pull out of a box.   Maybe this will just have to become an annual Christmas Present for myself, can you imagine all of those adorable Tuffets!!!

So what did you work on this weekend??  Let me know if the comments ;)

And I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting kind of Day!!!

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  1. Red polka dot button and red painted legs would be perfect!!

  2. Oh this will be adorable! yes go with the red!

  3. I love the fabrics/colors you chose and the red feet and polka dot button sound great! Your tuffet is going to be wonderful!

  4. I made one for my daughter in honor of her Master's Degree in accounting. I used all fabric with numbers. The whole process was so easy, fun and gratifying in the end. Absolutely love making mine.

  5. So sweet. I would one of these as a kit. x

  6. Looking good so far can't wait to see the finished product.


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