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


Section 1

  • Sew together  1-1, 1-2, and 1-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
  • Sew together 1-4 and 1-5 (Creating Unit 4:5)
  • Sew together 1-6 and 1-7 (Creating Unit 6:7) 
  • Sew 1-8 to Unit 6:7 (Creating Unit 6:8)
  • Sew together 1-9, 1-10, and 1-11 (Creating Unit 9:11)
  • Set 1-12 aside; we’ll come back to it in a moment
  • Sew together 1-13, 1-14, 1-15, 1-16, 1-17, and 1-18 (Creating Unit 13:18)
  • Set aside 1-19 and 1-20; we’ll come back to them in a moment
  • Sew together 1-21 and 1-22 (Creating Unit 21:22)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Units 1:3 and 4:5 (Creating Unit 1:5)
  • Sew together Unit 1:5 and Unit 6:8 (Creating Unit 1:8)
  • Sew together Unit 9:11 and Unit Unit 1:8 (Creating Unit 1:11)
  • Sew together 1-12 to Unit 1:11 (Creating Unit 1:12)
  • Sew together 1-19 and Unit 13:18 (Creating Unit 13:19)
  • Sew 1-20 to Unit 13:19 (Creating Unit 13:20)
  • Sew Unit 21:22 to Unit 13:20 (Creating Unit 13:22)
  • Sew together Unit 1:12 and Unit 13:22 to complete Section 1

Section 2

  • Sew together  2-1, 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
  • Sew together 2-5 and 2-6 (Creating Unit 5:6)
  • Sew together 2-7 and 2-8 (Creating Unit 7:8) 
  • Sew 2-9 to Unit 7:8 (Creating Unit 7:9)
  • Set aside 2-10; we'll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 2-11 and 2-12 (Creating Unit 11:12)
  • Sew together 2-10 and Unit 11:12 (Creating Unit 10:12)
  • Sew together 2-13 and Unit 10:12 (Creating Unit 10:13)
  • Sew together 2-14 and 2-15 (Creating Unit 14:15)
  • Sew together 2-16 and 2-17 (Creating Unit 16:17)
  • Set aside 2-18; we'll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 2-19 and 2-20 (Creating Unit 19:20)
  • Sew together 2-21 and 2-22 (Creating Unit 21:22)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Unit 1:4 and 5:9 (Creating Unit 1:9)
  • Sew together Unit 1:9 and Unit 10:13 (Creating Unit 1:13)
  • Sew together Unit 1:13 and Unit 14:15 (Creating Unit 1:15)
  • Sew together Unit 16:17 and 2-18 (Creating Unit 16:18)
  • Sew together Unit 16:18 and Unit 19:20 (Creating Unit 16:20)
  • Sew together Unit 16:20 and Unit 21:22 (Creating Unit 16:22)
  • Sew together Unit 1:15 and 16:22 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 3-7 (Creating Unit 6:7) 
  • Sew together 3-8, 3-9, and 3-10 (Creating Unit 8:10)
  • Set 1-11 aside; we’ll come back to it in a moment
  • Sew together 3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-15, 3-16, and 3-17 (Creating Unit 12:17)
  • Sew together 3-18 and 3-19 (Creating Unit 18:19)
  • Set aside 3-20; we'll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 3-21 and 3-22 (Creating Unit 21:22)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Units 1:3 and 4:5 (Creating Unit 1:5)
  • Sew together Unit 1:5 and Unit 6:7 (Creating Unit 1:7)
  • Sew together Unit 8:10 and Unit Unit 1:7 (Creating Unit 1:10)
  • Sew together 3-11 to Unit 1:10 (Creating Unit 1:11)
  • Sew together Unit 12:17 and 18:19 (Creating Unit 12:19)
  • Sew together 3-20 and Unit 12:19 (Creating Unit 12:20)
  • Sew together Unit 12:20 and Unit 21:22 (Creating Unit 12:22)
  • Sew together Unit 1:11 and 12:22 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 4-9 to Unit 7:8 (Creating Unit 7:9)
  • Set aside 4-10 and 4-11; we'll return to them in a moment
  • Sew together 4-12 and 4-13 (Creating Unit 12:13)
  • Sew together 4-11 and Unit 12:13 (Creating 11:13)
  • Sew together 4-10 and Unit 11:13 (Creating Unit 10:13)
  • Set aside 4-14; we'll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 4-15, 4-16, and 4-17 (Creating Unit 15:17)
  • Sew together Unit 15:17 and 4-18 (Creating Unit 15:18)
  • Set aside 4-19; we'll return to it in a moment
  • Sew together 4-20 and 4-21 (Creating Unit 20:21)

Now you can sew the following units together...

  • Sew together Unit 1:4 and Unit 5:6 (Creating Unit 1:6)
  • Sew together Unit 1:6 and Unit 7:9 (Creating Unit 1:9)
  • Sew together Unit 1:9 and Unit 10:13 (Creating Unit 1:13)
  • Sew together 4-14 and Unit 1:13 (Creating Unit 1:14)
  • Sew together Unit 15:18 and Unit 4-19 (Creating Unit 15:19)
  • Sew together Unit 15:19 and Unit 20:21 (Creating Unit 15:19)
  • Sew together Unit 1:14 and Unit 15:19 to complete Section 4

Now let's piece all four sections of the Tanzanite birthstone...

  • Sew together Section 1 and Section 2
  • Sew together Section 3 and Section 4
  • Now sew the two halves of your Tanzanite block along the diagonal center line, matching the criss-cross seams at the center of the block.