The Birthstone Series by MJ Kinman

There are 12 beautiful birthstone blocks waiting for you in this fun block of the month.  All blocks are created using a technique called single-foundation piecing (not typical paper piecing) but each has it’s own challenge. Each month’s pattern contains a fully coded freezer paper template, a full scale paper key, and a 12 page pattern booklet.  Each block is a bold 17” block when finished and joined by black sashing that makes them seem to float to make a quilt.  Pattern and a fat quarters kit is required each month to complete the block. (Please do not use spray starch or best press on your fat quarters.)

Participants must complete the 6 hour technique class prior to signing up for the monthly block.

The stones that will be taught each month include.
Garnet (January)
Amethyst (February)
Aquamarine (March)
Diamond (April)
Emerald (May)
Alexandrite (June)
Ruby (July)
Peridot (August)
Sapphire (September)
Pink Tourmaline (October)
Citrine (November)
Tanzanite (December)


Skill Level: Confident Beginner and Beyond
Materials Included: Monthly fee includes the pattern and a pack of fat quarters to complete the block.
Requirements: Supply List: - Business-sized envelopes (8-10) - Rotary cutter and mat - 18" and 6" ruler with 1/4" measurement * - Basic sewing supplies, including a seam ripper and tweezers - Fabric marking pencils in light and dark - Basic sewing machine Also helpful: - Small iron and pad. The wool mats and small irons work great. - *Add a Quarter ruler - Wonder Clips
Instructor: Pat Abbitt
Instructor Bio: Pat Abbitt, a certified Kinman Gem Affiliate.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.