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Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a creative spirit through and through.

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{shine bright} princess cut birthstone

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : {shine bright} princess cut birthstone
{shine bright} princess cut birthstone princess cut birthstone sample blocks
{shine bright} princess cut birthstone 16 inch amethyst block

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Patience + paper-piecing ;)

Pattern Description:

***This pattern is for individual birthstone blocks, not a full quilt (the illustration is meant to provide sample stone layouts for Jan-Dec modern birthstones: garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, alexandrite, ruby, peridot, sapphire, tourmaline, citrine, blue topaz).***

I'm thrilled to share with you this royal companion to the {no} hats round cut birthstone block. Obviously I have a certain affinity for jewels. And fabric ;) I hope you will find these faceted stones to be as versatile as a favorite piece of jewelry. Whether you opt for full on flash, or just want to add a teeny bit of glitz to a project, this bling is sure to bring a sparkle to someone's eye ;)

The PDF {shine bright} like a birthstone quilt block pattern contains fabric selection and color placement tips, clearly labeled paper piecing pattern sections, and instructions to sew your birthstone of choice in a range of sizes (10" to 20"). The pattern pieces are scaled to a 20" square block; for other sizes, consult the test patches on the pattern pages to reduce the gemstone to your desired size. I have also included a coloring page for you to experiment with your own colorstories and value placement.

Please note that basic paper piecing instructions are not included, but I would be happy to offer my two cents over email (as well as answers to any other questions you might have about the pattern).

This design is for personal use only, but I'd welcome any inquiries concerning commercial use.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Printer scaling conversions given include 10", 12", 14", 16", 18", and 20" gems


  • NOTE: due to the nature of paper-piecing and the size variations available for this block, estimates are tricky. Nonetheless, just to give you an idea, I would say it's best to allow ~1/2 yd per large block (not including background/"metal")
  • At least 8 monochromatic fabrics of various values in your gemstone's colorway
  • 3/4" strips of "metal" fabric for optional bezel setting
  • Optional neutral-colored sashing for larger projects

You Will Also Need:

  • Printer + paper
  • Iron!

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