picture of tuffet kit

Tuffet kit


I am someone who likes to try new things.  So recently, while at a quilt show, I saw this ottoman/stool called a ‘tuffet’.   I had to have it.  You could buy the kit with our without fabric so I chose without.  As all quilters know, we have fabric!

My plan was to use this bright colored floral fabric I had left from a quilt I made for a friend’s child that was getting married.  It was modern and would really look good on my tuffet.  I thought I’d do it using one strip of floral and then one strip of a tone on tone or a solid.  In my mind, it would look great.

I went to my walk-in closet FULL OF STASH and couldn’t find the floral fabric.  Then I went through it a second time.  Nothing.  I called my friend Leslie and asked her if she remembered me giving it away.  Sometimes when I’m done with a project and someone likes the material, I give them what I have left.  Leslie said, “You loved that fabric.  You would never have given that away.”  So I searched a third time.  Nothing!

Prior to my tuffet purchase, I had been working on a modern-style quilt – mostly white with some bright colors thrown in.  Frustrated with my search for the missing florals, I decided to work again on the modern quilt.  Wouldn’t you know it, the bright floral fabric was right on my sewing machine.  I had used it in the modern quilt.  Now, the pitiful part is, it’s not that I hadn’t been working on this modern quilt for months.  It had only been a few days since I touched this project and my machine.

As the saying goes:  Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.  So true!