There are many ways to piece the four sections of the Ruby 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 and 1-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 1-3 and 1-4 (Creating Unit 3:4)
  • Set aside 1-5; we’ll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 1-6 and 1-7 (Creating Unit 6:7)
  • Sew together 1-8, 1-9, and 1-10 (Creating Unit 8:10)
  • Set aside 1-11; we’ll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 1-12, 1-13, and 1-14 (Creating Unit 12:14)
  • Sew together 1-15, 1-16, and 1-17 (Creating Unit 15:17)
  • Sew together 1-19 and 1-20 (Creating Unit 19:20)
  • Sew 1-18 to Unit 19:20 (Creating Unit 18:20)
  • Sew together 1-21 and 1-22 (Creating Unit 21:22)

Now you can sew the following units together...(let’s start from the bottom and build toward the point of the section)

  • Sew together Unit 6:7 and Unit 8:10 (Creating Unit 6:10)
  • Sew 1-11 to Unit 6:10 (Creating Unit 6:11)
  • Sew 1-5 to Unit 6:11 (Creating Unit 5:11)
  • Sew Unit 12:14 to Unit 5:11 (Creating Unit 5:14)
  • Sew Unit 15:17 to Unit 5:14 (Creating Unit 5:17)
  • Sew Unit 18:20 to Unit 5:17 (Creating Unit 5:20)
  • Sew Unit 21:22 to Unit 5:20 (Creating Unit 5:22)
  • Sew Unit 1:2 to Unit 3:4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
  • Sew Unit 1:4 to Unit 5:22 to complete Section 1

Section 2

  • Sew together 2-1 and 2-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Set aside 2-3; we'll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 2-4 and 2-5 (Creating Unit 4:5)
  • Sew together 2-6, 2-7, and 2-8 (Creating Unit 6:8)
  • Sew together 2-9 and 2-10 (Creating Unit 9:10)
  • Sew together 2-11 and 2-12 (Creating Unit 11:12)
  • Sew together 2-13, 2-14, and 2-15 (Creating Unit 13:15)

Now you can sew the following units together...(let’s start from the bottom and build toward the point of the section)

  • Sew together Unit 4:5 and Unit 6:8 (Creating Unit 4:8)
  • Sew together 2-3 and Unit 4:8 (Creating Unit 3:8)
  • Sew together Unit 3:8 and Unit 9:10 (Creating Unit 3:10)
  • Sew together Unit 3:10 and Unit 11:12 (Creating Unit 3:12)
  • Sew together Unit 3:12 and Unit 13:15 (Creating Unit 3:15)
  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:15 to complete Section 2

Section 3

  • Sew together 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
  • Sew together 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, and 3-8 (Creating Unit 5:8)
  • Sew together 3-9, 3-10, and 3-11 (Creating Unit 9:11)
  • Sew together 3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-15, 3-16, 3-17, and 3-18 (Creating Unit 12:18)
  • Sew together Unit 12:18 and 3-19 (Creating Unit 12:19)
  • Set aside 3-20; we'll return to it in a moment

Now you can sew the following units together...(let’s start from the bottom and build toward the point of the section)

  • Sew together Unit 12:19 and Unit 9:11 (Creating Unit 9:19)
  • Sew together Unit 5:8 and Unit 9:19 (Creating Unit 5:19)
  • Sew together 3-20 and Unit 5:19 (Creating Unit 5:20)
  • Sew together Unit 1:4 and Unit 5:20 to complete Section 3

Section 4

  • Sew together 4-1, 4-2, and 4-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
  • Sew together 4-4 and 4-5 (Creating Unit 4:5)
  • Sew together 4-6 and 4-7 (Creating Unit 6:7)
  • Sew together 4-8 and 4-9 (Creating Unit 8:9)
  • Sew together 4-10 and 4-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)
  • Sew together 4-12, 4-13, and 4-14 (Creating Unit 12:14)
  • Sew together 4-15 and 4-16 (Creating Unit 15:16)
  • Sew together 4-17 and Unit 15:16 (Creating Unit 15:17)
  • Sew together 4-18, 4-19, and 4-20 (Creating Unit 18:20)

Now you can sew the following units together...(let’s start from the bottom and build toward the point of the section)

  • Sew together Unit 10:11 and Unit 12:14 (Creating Unit 10:14)
  • Sew together Unit 10:14 and Unit 15:17 (Creating Unit 10:17)
  • Sew together Unit 4:5, Unit 6:7, and Unit 8:9 (Creating Unit 4:9)
  • Sew together Unit 4:9 and Unit 10:17 (Creating Unit 4:17)
  • Sew together Unit 4:17 and Unit 18:20 (Creating Unit 4:20)
  • Sew together Unit 1:3 and Unit 4:20 to complete Section 4
     
  • Sew together Sections 1 and 2
  • Sew together Sections 3 and 4
  • New sew the two halves of the Ruby together