Friday, March 4, 2016

Little Miss Muffet

sat on her tuffet.... you know the rest.

I have been busy working on tuffets....  Preparing to teach a class on them at a fabric shop.

Oh but first I have to show you the China Cabinet I bought off of Craigslist and immediately painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color of Provence.    Ohhhh I love it now!!  (sorry to you all you natural wood lovers out there especially my brother Jim!)  I did take all of the hardware off and spray paint with silver of course! ;)  (Robert I know you are smiling on that one)...

 AND now to the Tuffet I was talking about....  the first one is the pattern from the Tuffet Source...

Look at all those delightful colors!  I timed myself when making this and I am not slow at doing anything.... In saying that it took over 11 hours from start to finish.  E V E R Y time you sewed a strip (it is foundational paper pieced) you had to get up, go to the iron, then trim each.and.every.strip 64 TIMES..... I was exhausted by the time I was finished... This would be a 2 day project, but no not me, I had to get it completed in one day....

I painted all of my legs with Annie Sloan of course! ;)  The one above is painted in Provence and the one below in Emperor's Silk.

The Tuffet below is the Quick and Cute Tuffet Pattern by Erin Underwood... I like it equally well as the above and the bonus to the one below is that I finished it from start to finish in less than 4 hours!!  That is huge!  That was with prepping the foam and the wood base!

This one is with some of my favorite fabric "Scrumptious" from Bonnie and Camille MODA Fabrics.

This pattern you could sew 4 strips together then go iron... then go sew again..... sew much quicker!

No project is finished unless you finish the bottom and make it look pretty!  I have since put felt on the tips of the feet.

I guess it is all a matter of preference as to which you like best.    I do like them both but LOVE the Speed EASE of the second one!

Happy Weekend to you!


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