Handmade Tuffet

 A handmade tuffet from the 2015 Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild bi-annual show in Rolla, Mo.

A handmade tuffet from the 2015 Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild bi-annual show in Rolla, Mo.

Handmade Tuffet

"Litte Miss Muffet,  She Sat on a Tuffet

Eating her curds and way.

Along came a spider, who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away."

That's a favorite nursery rhyme I remember from reading children's books to my sister and brothers. Not that I understood why the spider would frighten Miss Muffet away but then I do share the same name as an E. B. White spider and that is a different story.

As we start to think about holiday gift giving and what we can make for our loved ones, this is a lovely option. There may not be much call these days for tuffets to sit on to eat curds and whey but maybe that will change once you see this handmade one.

Made from 2 1/2 inch fabric strips by May Gunter, the fabric stool looks very comfortable and inviting. The written description doesn't explain what is in the filing but it should be a relatively solid filler to bear weight. Wooden round legs are on the bottom.

And what a great way to use up those lonely fabric strips with no project in their woven future.

 The handmade tuffet with a printed explanation.

The handmade tuffet with a printed explanation.

This charming entry in home decor won a second prize in the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild 2015 bi-annual show in Rolla, Missouri.

 Second place winner and I do so love those ribbons with a floral theme.

Second place winner and I do so love those ribbons with a floral theme.

Congratulations, May, now all that is missing is a spider!

Charlotte