Check out the main print!
I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the blog hop for Susan Emory's new fabric line for Michael Miller Fabrics, titled Hello! The main print in the line includes individual letters, ransom-note style. Here's a link to the line on the Michael Miller site.
Check out the main print!
As in previous blog hops, different designers are invited to make something out of the fabric line. I choose to make a monogram pillow. I used the fancy ampersand from the ransom print.
And a few more shots:
I used the gathering foot on my machine to make the ruffle. It was so quick!
We had a big class at Quintessential Quilts in Madison this spring. Check these out! (Pssst... I'm up to March now!)
Hey, did you know that I'll run private tuffet classes? This one happened to be at my house, but I now have a space in Madison where I can teach small private classes! So if you have a group who wants to make a tuffet, contact me! This particular group is a craft collection of moms from my daughter's school.
Hey, I have finally reached the current year in my tuffet post backlog! Time to celebrate! (woohoo)
This post is brought to you by Quilt Play in Grayslake, Illinois. Yes, this Cheesehead made her way across the border, and not for the first time! Quilt Play is an awesome, modern shop and I want to buy everything there.
Last December (yep, I'm still catching up on tuffet posts), I visited Attic Quilts in Beloit. We had a fantastic class and made a boatload of tuffets! Since I was there, Attic Quilts has moved to a new location across the street, and I can't wait to visit their new shop!
Sheesh.... I need to learn to line up my photos so the tiles on the floor don't look like our tuffets have been hitting the bottle...
We had a very nice class (including a mother-daughter pair) at Quintessential Quilts in Reedsburg. Here's what we made!
Last fall, we had a tuffet retreat at Jones Mansion in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Tuffet retreats are always a lot of fun and are a great way to get more than one tuffet made (within reason, of course). I don't have any retreats planned at the moment, but if you have a group or guild interested, please let me know via my contact page!
We had wonderful food thanks to Trish...
And worked hard building our tuffets!
And what wonderful tuffets they were! Check these babies out!
Aren't they wonderful? I also took a stab at making a square ottoman. I need to tweak my measurements, but I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt...
Check out these great tuffets made at Patches and Petals in Belleville last fall. This is a great shop with lots of character. It's worth the drive if you haven't been there before!
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again: I'm terrible about updating blog posts! So right now i'm sitting in a Starbucks and will be writing several of them, posting every few days, to try to keep up with tuffet posts. I'm really sorry to those who have been in the classes and may have been waiting to see your tuffet featured. These posts are from a long time ago! So let's take a trip down memory lane.... We'll start with an October class at Quintessential Quilts in Madison... look at these beautiful tuffets!
I'm not sure why I don't have a top-down photo of every tuffet in this group. Mysterious. But they're all great!
Back in October we had a tuffet retreat at Prairie Star Lodge in Browntown, Wisconsin. The location is really nice. I'd recommended it if you're looking for a retreat location. If you're interested in attending a tuffet retreat, check out my upcoming one in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the weekend of April 7 - 9. It's a great way to get one or more tuffets done in just a weekend!