There are several ways to piece the four sections of the Amethyst birthstone. This is just one of them. Enjoy the process!


Section 1

Let’s start by piecing the smallest units together first...

  • Sew together  1-1, 1-2, and 1-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
  • Sew together 1-4, 1-5, and 1-6 (Creating Unit 4:6)
  • Sew together 1-7 and 1-8 (Creating Unit 7:8) 
  • Sew together 1-9 and 1-10 (Creating Unit 9:10)
  • Sew together 1-11 to Unit 9:10 (Creating 9:11)
  • Sew together 1-12 and 1-13 (Creating Unit 12:13)
  • Sew together 1-14 and 1-15 (Creating Unit 14:15)
  • Sew together 1-16, 1-17, and 1-18 (Creating Unit 16:18)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Units 1:3 and 4:6 (Creating Unit 1:6)
  • Sew together Unit 1:6 with Unit 7:8 (Creating Unit 1:8)
  • Sew together Unit 9:11 and Unit 12:13 (Creating Unit 9:13)
  • Sew together Unit 1:8 and Unit 9:13 (Creating Unit 1:13)
  • Sew together Unit 1:13 and Unit 14:15 (Creating 1:15)
  • Sew together Unit 1:15 and Unit 16:18 to complete Section #1

Section 2

  • Sew together  2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
  • Sew together 2-4 and 2-5 (Creating Unit 4:5)
  • Sew together 2-6 and Unit 4:5 (Creating Unit 4:6) 
  • Sew together 2-7 and Unit 4:6 (Creating Unit 4:7)
  • Sew together 2-8 to Unit 4:7 (Creating 4:8)
  • Sew together Unit 1:3 and Unit 4:8 (Creating Unit 1:8)
  • Sew together 2-9 to Unit 1:8 (Creating Unit 1:9)
  • Sew together 2-10 to Unit 1:9 (Creating Unit 1:10)
  • Sew together 2-11 and 2-12 (Creating Unit 11:12)
  • Sew together Unit 1:10 and Unit 11:12 (Creating Unit 1:12)
  • Sew together 2-13 to Unit 1:12 (Creating Unit 1:13)
  • Sew 2-14 and 2-15 (Creating Unit 14:15)
  • Sew together Unit 1:13 and Unit 14:15 (Creating Unit 1:15)
  • Sew together 2-16, 2-17, and 2-18 (Creating Unit 16:18)
  • Sew together Unit 1:15 and Unit 16:18 to complete Section #2

Section 3

  • Sew together  3-1, 3-2, and 3-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
  • Sew together 3-4 and 3-5 (Creating Unit 4:5)
  • Sew together 3-6 and Unit 4:5 (Creating Unit 4:6) 
  • Sew together 3-7 and Unit 4:6 (Creating Unit 4:7)
  • Sew together Units 1:3 and 4:7 (Creating 1:7)
  • Sew together 3-8 and 3-9 (Creating Unit 8:9)
  • Sew together Unit 1:7 and Unit 8:9 (Creating Unit 1:9)
  • Sew 3-10 to Unit 1:9 (Creating Unit 1:10)
  • Sew 3-11 to Unit 1:10 (Creating Unit 1:11)
  • Sew together 3-12, 3-13 and 3-14 (Creating Unit 12:14)
  • Sew together Unit 1:11 and Unit 12: 14 (Creating Unit 1:14)
  • Sew together 3-15 and 3-16 (Creating Unit 15:16)
  • Sew together Unit 1:14 and Unit 15:16 (Creating Unit 1:16)
  • Sew together 3-17 and 3-18 (Creating Unit 17:18)
  • Sew together Unit 1:16 and Unit 17:18 to complete Section #3

Section 4

  • Sew together  4-1, 4-2, 4-3, and 4-4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
  • Sew together 4-5 and 4-6 (Creating Unit 5:6)
  • Sew together 4-7 and 4-8 (Creating Unit 7:8)
  • Sew together unit 1:4, 5:6, and 7:8 (Creating Unit 1:8)
  • Sew together 4-9 to Unit 1:8 (Creating Unit 1:9)
  • Sew together 4-10 and 4-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)
  • Sew together Unit 1:9 and Unit 10:11 (Creating Unit 1:11)
  • Set aside 4-12; we'll get back to it in a moment
  • Sew together 4-13, 4-14, and 4-15 (Creating Unit 13:15)
  • Sew together 4-12 and Unit 13:15 (Creating Unit 12:15)
  • Sew together 4-16 and 4-17 (Creating Unit 16:17)
  • Sew together Unit 12:15 and Unit 16:17 (Creating Unit 12:17)
  • Sew together Unit 1:11 and Unit 12:17 to complete Section #4
     
  • Sew together Section 1 and Section 2, aligning the hash marks
  • Sew together Section 3 and Section 4, aligning the hash marks
     
  • Sew Section 1/2 to Section 3/4 to complete Amethyst