According to Wikipedia: A tuffet, pouffe or hassock is a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is distinguished from a stool in that it is completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible, and is essentially a large hard cushion that may have an internal wooden frame to give it more rigidity.
If my blocks were a bit larger, I would have been tempted to give that spider six more legs.
Mother Goose Quiltie Pattern #8
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider and sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
Miss Muffet is still sitting all straight and proper. She hasn’t seen the dreadful, old spider dropping down to peek under her bonnet yet. If you will trace her quickly before she humps to run, you can always keep her with the other little Quilties, and the big old spider will not hurt her, either, because he is really busy spinning a new web.
The doll quilt version . . .