Colour Fair Down Under Quilt Along Schedule

This QAL is over now.


Preparation learning:

  • 22 October – QAL fabric inspiration (bonus video)
  • 23 October – How to trim half square triangles (bonus video)

Sewing time:

  • 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 some of 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 (bonus video)

Quilt details

  • Finished block size: 12” x 12”
  • Quilt size: 60” x 70”
  • Number of blocks: 16 blocks
  • 4 block designs and 2 checkered borders
  • Traditionally pieced
  • QAYG assembly
  • Skill level: Confident beginner

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. The video links on the pattern will become active as we make the blocks.

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

Share your progress

You can share the progress of your quilt on your Instagram account with hashtag #colourfairdownunderQAL. You can tag me with @teresadownunder so I can also check your work.

Or join my Facebook group Sewn up. Sewing, quilting and embroidery and share your photos there.

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.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

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

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  1. Teresa

    Are you going to be have instruction for using Accquilt go cutter with the pattern?

    Going to buy it anyway. Love your tutorials

    Happy Quilting Dianne

    Geelong Vic

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  2. Thank you Teresa,……can’t sign up yet….running Vista on an old laptop…..need to upgrade my browser.. then join Instagram etc.

    Cheers, Elizabeth

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  3. Hello, I just signed-up and purchased the pattern. I’m so excited. I’ve never done a quilt along, I’m not sure what I need to do. Can you advise me? Thank you.

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  4. Hi Cathy, a quilt along is simple. We make the quilt together. The schedule shows what we’ll be making or learning on particular days. You can show photos of your progress on my Facebook group or event page.


  5. Thank you, one more question please. I don’t have Facebook is there another way to watch the videos? Please forgive me I’m new at this. Thank you 😊

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  6. Hi Cathy my videos will be posted on YouTube and on this blog in full and on Facebook as a teaser. That’s why I recommend subscribing to my blog to get all the info about the QAL.


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