colour fair down under qal

Diamond block video tutorial – Colour Fair Down Under QAL

This week it’s time to make Block 2 of Colour Fair quilt along and we’re making a Diamond quilt block.

Get the cutting instructions and other directions on page 6 of the pattern.

After you make this block you’ll have 4 spare half square triangles.

Let’s get to it!

Assembling the blocks

The main things to bear in mind when assembling your blocks are:

  • Chain piece to speed up the process
  • When chain piece pay special attention to the seam intersections so they remain flat
  • Press towards the darker fabric. Press and lift, press and lift so that the pieces don’t stretch
  • To get perfect points pay attention to where the seams meet when sewing the patches together
  • Use swirling seams to avoid bulky seams

This video demonstrates the above points:

This other video shows how to do swirling seams on a nine patch block:

Trimming Half Square Triangles

This lesson is very relevant to this block.

Try both and pick your favourite method.

Diamond quilt block - Colour Fair Down Under QAL

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:

Schedule

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

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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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