MJ Kinman's Birthstone Series ~ Patterns
Create your own sparkling gem using the same techniques that artist and designer MJ Kinman has used to create her giant gem quilts for over 20 years. You’ve read about MJ’s gem quilts in Quilting Arts Magazine and McCall’s Quilting Magazine, and you may have even seen her on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show.com with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
Now MJ has created patterns that allow all of us to bring a little bling into our lives. Through her use of color and contrast, MJ has created patterns that will delight your senses and are a blast to put together even for the new quiltmaker.
This isn’t your typical foundation paper piecing. Freezer paper templates are ironed to the right side of your fabric and can be easily removed after piecing. And best of all, these patterns don’t require absolute precision, so you can relax and enjoy every aspect of making your gem.
Choose your favorite gem or complete the full series with all 12 birthstones, using a single-foundation piecing technique to create the sparkling facets of these gemstones. A great project for a confident beginner.
Each pattern includes templates, detailed colour charts and assembly instructions for each gemstone. Each finished block is 17" x 17".