Colour Fair Down Under Quilt Along

Colour Fair Down Under Quilt Along is underway.

If so, here’s a peek of the quilt we’ll be making.

Colour Fair Down Under quilt along

How to choose your fabrics

My sample quilt uses a rainbow colour scheme and it’s a bright one. Alternatives to this bright colour scheme is using pastel equivalents or darker tones. Or you may just pick 2 colours plus a background.

Rainbow colours work well with light and dark background fabrics.

On page 15 of the pattern you’ll find several alternative colour schemes for the quilt.

If you want to get more tips, I’ve written about how to choose fabrics for a quilt before and I’ve even made a video.

How to join the Colour Fair Down Under Quilt Along?

To be part of the quilt along:

  • Subscribe to this blog for free via email to receive all the posts with information about the blocks, tips and tricks.
  • Purchase the pattern with a 60% reduction on the original price for the duration of the QAL.

Have a close look at the project with this promo video:


We will start making blocks on Saturday 30 October 2021 and finish them by Christmas.

Then we’ll resume on 8 January 2022 and make the borders.

And finally we’ll finish the quilt with QAYG and be ready to show your finished quilts at the end of January.

22 October – QAL fabric inspiration (bonus video)

23 October – How to trim half square triangles (bonus video)

30 October – 8-pointed star block (bonus video)

  • 13 November – Diamond block (bonus video)
  • 27 November – Cross block (bonus video)
  • 4 December – Whirlpool block (bonus video)

We’ll break for Christmas from 5 December to 7 January. This will allow you to catch up with any sewing you may have missed.

  • 7 January – Top and bottom borders
  • 22 January – Quilt-as-you-go (bonus video)
  • 29 January – Binding

Colour Fair Down Under quilt along

Share your progress

Let’s share our blocks to encourage each other:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #colourfairdownunderqal
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
  • You can also show your pictures on my QAL Event page on Facebook

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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  1. I have your turnaround book. Do I still need to purchase the pattern in order to participate in the October 30th quilt along?


  2. Hi Diana, this is a QAL for a quilt that isn’t in the book so you’ll need the pattern.


  3. Good Morning Teresa,
    Excited to do the sew along. I just purchased the pattern and now will check my “fabric collection” 😂 for what I’ll be using. I do have a question. I do not use facebook, instagram or any of the other sites. I do use You Tube. Will we be able to get tutorials, or messages in our e-mails or ?? to follow along in case we get stuck?? Thank You, Chris in California


  4. Great! Check that you have turned on YouTube notifications and that you’re subscribed to this blog so you don’t miss any of my emails.
    Happy quilting!


  5. I have purchased the pattern and look forward to joining the quiltalong on 30 October. The quilt looks really goodBarbara Pearson

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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  6. I receive your emails and have purchased the Colour Fair pattern (through Paypal under the name of John Patterson, husband). Do I need to do anything else to join your quiltalong?

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  7. Hello, I have your book turnaround and follow all your posts on Facebook and you tube, so was excited about joining the Colour Fair Down Under Quilt Along. I have purchased the pattern and I am sure I sent a message to join, but I am not getting the instructions on Facebook, only seeing others posts of the fantastic blocks coming along. The links on the pattern do not work for me as they are apparently private. What am I doing wrong? Please


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