When the opportunity to take a tuffet making class came up, I jumped at the chance. I'd always loved the idea of tuffets and always wanted one of my own (and I love the word.) I think it all goes back to this illustration. When you're a little kid just learning to read, this particular nursery rhyme has a lot of words that don't make a lot of sense and need explanation from adults. I remember having a long discussion with my grandmother about tuffets, because the much older version of the Mother Goose rhymes she had at her house showed Miss Muffet sitting on a rock. Go here and see which one you recall from your childhood.
Anyway! Friend Jaye and I had seen a cool tuffet at a quilt shop in Arizona and then several on display at PIQF, so it was on our minds. So, when the LQS near her, Scruffy Quilts offered a two-day class we signed up.
There was an immediate decision to make to prep for the class, choosing which width of strip to use, 3" or 2. I chose the smaller one, which meant I got more variety in my tuffet but a lot more work.
I bought a couple of jellyrolls of rainbow batik strips to have a head-start. It was fun to play around with the colors and see what was going to maybe look good in a tuffet. I discovered there weren't enough greens, so I cut some from my stash to add in to the mix.