Rail Fence Quilt-Along

Posted on 1st October 2020

During October 2020, I will be holding my first Quilt-Along. If you would like to take part in this QAL, we will be making the Rail Fence Quilt, or if you prefer, the Rail Fence Cushion.

The quilt is approx. 42″ square while the cushion is approx. 15″ square. Both of the samples shown above were made using Bluebell Wood Fabric by Lewis & Irene.

The Fabric Requirements for both the quilt and cushion can be downloaded for free from my Payhip Store.

I have put together a photo tutorial (using halloween themed fabrics) to show you how to make this quilt/cushion. There are plenty of details on this tutorial to help you make your quilt/cushion, but you can also download a Rail Fence Quilt & Cushion Pattern if you would like to have a printed copy to keep. The pattern does not contain colour images so it won’t use a lot of printer ink. You can colour in the images on the pattern if this would help you to plan your quilt. The last three pages of this pattern contain three different layouts for you to colour in so you can experiment with the layout of your blocks before sewing them together.

Happy Patchwork and Quilting!

September Class Update & Future Quilt-Alongs

Posted on 15th September 2020

This past week has been a strange one for me – my September P&Q Classes were supposed to start back last week, but unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, classes were not able to go ahead. At this point in time, I am not sure when we will be able to start back again safely.

The class start dates will have to be postponed until January 2021, in the hope that it will be safe to do so by then. The worst-case scenario would be postponing until September next year, but I am hoping we get to meet up again safely before then. I was really sorry to be postponing our start back date, but I do feel it is best to wait until it is safe for everyone to return before we resume our classes.

Over the autumn and winter months, I have planned a few quilt-alongs that I will be hosting through YouTube. You can find more details about the quilt-along by clicking on the image below (this takes you to my YouTube video):

The first quilt-along will be for the Rail Fence Quilt or, if you prefer, a Rail Fence Cushion:

This quilt and cushion were made to teach a Rail Fence Workshop back in 2017, so a few of you may already have the pattern for these two items.

The quilt-along will take place during October 2020. I have added Fabric Requirements for this quilt and cushion to my Payhip Store (you can download this for free). At the start of the quilt-along, I will post a photo tutorial online, but I will also add a 9-page pattern to my Payhip Store, which you can purchase if you need instructions with a bit more detail.

As well as the quilt-along, I will be holding knit-alongs and crochet-alongs, so there are plenty of crafty activities to keep you out of mischief over the colder months. More details will be published on my YouTube channel, which you can subscribe to so you can keep up to date on what is happening.

I hope that you have been keeping safe and well over these last few difficult months and it’s not too long before we can get back into our normal routines again.

Important News for Craft Group (THURSDAY AFTERNOONS)

Posted on 9th March 2020

My craft group, Crafting with Shuttermonkey, started in April 2016.

I had hoped that the group would grow enough to be sustainable in the longer term. However, attendance has dwindled and I have therefore taken the difficult decision to end craft group.

The final meeting will be on Thursday, 2nd April 2020 at 12pm.

Note this DOES NOT AFFECT QUILTING CLASSES in any way. Classes on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings will resume as normal in September.

Please check the Diary Dates page to check the weeks that we are meeting!

Christmas Themed Cushion Workshops

Posted on 21st October 2019

I have another two workshops organised before the end of 2019.

They are both for Christmas themed cushions:

The Snowman Cushion Workshop will take place on Tuesday 5th November and the Reindeer Cushion Workshop will take place on Tuesday 26th November. More details for both workshops and how to book a place can be found on the Workshops page.

Both cushions are approx. 19″ sqaure and would look great next to the Christmas Tree cushion that a few of you made back in July.

We made the Christmas Tree cushion at the ‘Christmas in July’ workshop that took place on one of the warmest days of 2019!

If cushion covers aren’t to your liking, you could make the blocks into a table runner to decorate your festive table.

Rainbow Sampler – Block 7

Posted on 7th May 2019

This is the 7th block from the Rainbow Sampler Quilt to be made at class later this year:

This block is called Snail Trail.

My apologies for the lateness of posting this block – I was having too much fun on the Perceton SWI annual trip yesterday and it completely slipped my mind. I will post the 8th block later today.

More information about the class can be found here.