My friend Becky and I bought kits for the fabulous Tuffet stools while I was teaching at Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN this past summer. We had planned to read the directions and make them ourselves, but we saw a post from Creations of Kerrville, TX. They were having a retreat/class. Well, we decided that would be fun, so off we went to Kerrville. After unloading our stuff we needed to eat lunch before the retreat started. We went to Rails. It was a fabulous restaurant where we both had their wonderful prime rib salad. It was very very good!
We were full and raring to get started so back to the quilt shop we went. There were 16 of us in the class with two teachers to guide us through the process.
Everyone had different fabric and the kits Becky and I had were a little different than the others, so we had to do a little bit of adapting as we went along. The Tuffet is foundation pieced in 8 sections and it was fun watching as it came to life. These are a few of my sections.
As I mentioned earlier, our kits needed a little bit of assembling so I ask for a hammer. This is the hammer they brought me. I hated to use it because it was so cute with all those sequins and gold paint embellishments.
The ladies at Creations think of everything you might need so you never have to leave the retreat. Our meals were all provided and on the way to the dining room there was a little coffee bar with this lovely collage hanging on the wall.
This is a close up of one area. I really wanted to put this in my pocket to bring it home.
We worked some more and then decided to head to bed for some rest before we started again the next morning. These are some of the rooms. They are all named after towns in Texas. We stayed in the Austin room.
I think this was the Amarillo room.
The next day the Tuffets started appearing everywhere.
This is my finished Tuffet
Of course with a fabulous quilt shop right across the parking lot, we had to go shopping. Who can resist that temptation? These are a few of my goodies.
These are a few of the Tuffets with some of the students. Some ladies had gone home before we took this photo.
This is me with our fabulous teachers Kathy and Katherine. They were so patient and encouraging for our group.
This last photo if is of me with my three roommates. We had a great time and I loved getting to know them. We hope to meet up again .... maybe at another retreat at Creations of Kerrville.
This is the pattern for the Tuffet. Check at your local quilt shop to purchase one.
I hope you get to make your very own.
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