Resources: Birthstone Series
The following links will take you to various resources I have created to help you successfully complete the Birthstone Series blocks.
Click on the name of the gemstone below for a listing of its Piece Plan. The Piece plan is a step-by-step guide to help you piece each facet together in a strategic way to ensure that your block fits together perfectly.
Pink Tourmaline (October)
Purchase Fat-Quarter Bundles for the Birthstone Series
I designed the Birthstone Series specifically with Painter's Palette solids in mind (by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics). If your local quilt shop does not carry Paintbrush Studio solids, you can purchase fat-quarter bundles especially created for each of the Birthstone Series blocks.
Individual quiltmakers can purchase the fat-quarter bundles directly from eQuilter.com. Click here to visit their website. You can enter "Kinman" in the search field to find my patterns and all the fabric.
Shop owners and other wholesale buyers can purchase the fat-quarter bundles directly from Paintbrush Studio or Checker Distributors. To place an order with Paintbrush Studio, please contact Heather Hedges (Sales Manager) at 816-666-9547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have designed the Birthstone Series specifically with Painter's Palette (by Paintbrush Studio) solids in mind. However, if your local shop does not carry Paintbrush Studio's solids, but carries Kona Cotton Solids, Michael Miller Cotton Couture, or Hoffman's Bali Batiks, I have created a cross-reference for every color used in the Birthstone Series.
Click on either of the documents below to access a translation from Paintbrush Studio fabrics to the manufacturers listed above. There are two documents for your use: one provides the translation by Painter's Palette Code (example: 121-029), while the second document provides the translation by Painter's Palette Name (example: Lavender).