There are many ways to piece the eight sections of the Sapphire birthstone. This is just one of them. Enjoy the process!


Section  1 

  • Sew together  1-1 and 1-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, and 1-6 (Creating Unit 3:6)
  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:6 to complete Section 1

Section 2

  • Sew together  2-1 and 2-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 2-3, 2-4, and 2-5 (Creating Unit 3:5)
  • Sew 1-6 to Unit 3:5 (Creating Unit 3:6)
  • Sew together 2-7, 2-8, and 2-9 (Creating Unit 7:9)
  • Sew together 2-10 and 2-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:6 (Creating Unit 1:6)
  • Sew together Unit 7:9 and Unit 10:11 (Creating Unit 7:11)
  • Sew together Unit 1:6 and 7:11 to complete Section 2

Section 3

  • Sew together  3-1 and 3-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, and 3-6 (Creating Unit 3:6)
  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:6 to complete Section 3

Section 4

  • Sew together 4-1 and 4-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 (Creating Unit 3:5)
  • Sew 4-6 to Unit 3:5 (Creating Unit 3:6)
  • Sew together 4-7, 4-8, and 4-9 (Creating Unit 7:9)
  • Sew together 4-10 and 4-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:6 (Creating Unit 1:6)
  • Sew together Unit 7:9 and Unit 10:11 (Creating Unit 7:11)
  • Sew together Unit 1:6 and 7:11 to complete Section 4

Section 5

  • Sew together  5-1 and 5-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 5-3, 5-4, and 5-5 (Creating Unit 3:5)
  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:5 to complete Section 5

Section 6

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

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Unit 1:3 and Unit 4:7 (Creating Unit 1:7)
  • Sew together Unit 8:10 and 11:12 (Creating Unit 8:12)
  • Sew together Unit 1:7 and 8:12 to complete Section 6

Section 7

  • Sew together  7-1 and 7-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 7-3, 7-4, and 7-5 (Creating Unit 3:5)
  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:5 to complete Section 7

Section 8

  • Sew together 8-1 and 8-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
  • Sew together 8-3, 8-4, and 8-5 (Creating Unit 3:5)
  • Sew 8-6 to Unit 3:5 (Creating Unit 3:6)
  • Sew together 8-7, 8-8, and 8-9 (Creating Unit 7:9)
  • Sew together 8-10 and 8-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:6 (Creating Unit 1:6)
  • Sew together Unit 7:9 and Unit 10:11 (Creating Unit 7:11)
  • Sew together Unit 1:6 and 7:11 to complete Section 8

Now you can piece the eight sections of the Sapphire together....

  • Sew together Section 1 and Section 2 (Creating Quadrant 1:2)
  • Sew together Section 3 and Section 4 (Creating Quadrant 3:4)
  • Sew together Section 5 and Section 6 (Creating Quadrant 5:6)
  • Sew together Section 7 and Section 8 (Creating Quadrant 7:8)
     
  • Sew together Quadrant 1:2 and Quadrant 3:4
  • Sew together Quadrant 5:6 and Quadrant 7:8
  • Now sew together the two halves of your Sapphire block along the central diagonal seam, careful to match the criss-crossing central seams