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MJ Kinman - The Birthstone Series

Looking to make a handmade gift for a bestie? How about a throw pillow or mini quilt featuring their birthstone? Or, combine all 12 blocks for a stunning birthstone jewel box! This makes a wonderful Block of the Month project, Mother's Day quilt (featuring the family's birthstones), baby quilt (featuring Baby's birthstone), or Guild group challenge project.

Blocks are foundation paper pieced and finish at 17" square. Instructions for MJ Kinman's freezer paper technique are included

Pattern includes:

  • fully-coded freezer paper template
  • full-scale paper copy to use as a key
  • 12-page pattern booklet that includes fabric requirements, detailed instructions for block construction, instructions and fabric requirements for optional projects (i.e., 18" square pillow, 4-block wall-hanging, 12-block full-size quilt), and quilting suggestions.
Single-foundation piecing is not typical paper piecing: templates are ironed to the RIGHT side, so there is no confusing reverse piecing; templates are easily removed and REUSABLE, so there are no paper bits to pull from the back of the quilt; reduces fabric waste since there is no flip-and-sew method used.