During the course of designing and writing the Birthstone Series, some inaccuracies slipped through the testing process. Listed below are those that I want to be sure you're aware of.

I’ve indicated when corrections have been made to newly printed versions. You will know you have a newly printed version if your freezer paper pattern lists “REVISION 9/2018” on the edge. 

Amethyst (February)

  • If your pattern is missing a freezer paper template, please click here to send me a note via my Contact form and I'll send you a replacement via Priority Mail immediately. Thank you!

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge. The Amethyst freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Amethyst freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”. Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Diamond (April)

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge.The Diamond freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Diamond freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around the TOP and LEFT sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. (Leave the bottom and right edges untouched.) Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim the TOP and LEFT sides down to 17 ½”. Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Emerald (May)

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge.The Emerald freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Emerald freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”. Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Ruby (July)

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge.The Ruby freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Ruby freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”. Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Peridot (August)

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge.The fabric measurements for three Peridot colors are incorrect. The correct measurements are listed below. The Shop Kit layout and cutting instructions for Peridot have been updated and you can access that document by clicking here.

    • G4 - Dk Olive Green (Painter's Palette "Kelp" 121-114) should be 9" x 9"

    • G1 - Apple Green (Painter's Palette "Apple Green" 121-076) should be 12" x 12"

    • C1 - Pale Yellow (Painter's Palette "Citrus Yellow" 121-063) should be 12" x 9"

  • Peridot's Facet 1-6 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G2 (Apple Green; Painter's Palette color is "Apple Green"). Please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

  • Peridot's Facet 3-16 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G5 (Dark Forest Green; Painter's Palette color is "Woodsman"). Some patterns have been manually corrected. If not, please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

  • Peridot's Facet 4-11 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G5 (Dark Forest Green; Painter's Palette color is "Woodsman"). Some patterns have been manually corrected. If not, please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

Pink Tourmaline (October)

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge. The Pink Tourmaline freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Pink Tourmaline freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Your gem will now be floating inside the block, rather than touching the edges. As a result, you will only have to cut 4 background pieces, rather than 8. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”. Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Citrine (November) 

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge.I inadvertently created a set-in seam between Facets 2-20 and 2-21. Click here to go to Citrine's Piece Plan for instructions on how to correct it.

Tanzanite (December)

  • The yardage sizes for the B4 (River) and B5 (Patriot) color codes are not large enough to hold all the facets. B4 (River) should be cut 18” x 21” (fat quarter). And B5 (Patriot) should be cut 18” x 12”. These revised yardages should give you plenty of room to place your facets and cut them out. Please click here to get the updated Cutting/Layout instructions for Block of the Month yardages for 12 and 24 participants.

  • Note: The following issue has been corrected in patterns that have the phrase “REVISION 9/2018” on its edge. The color code for facets 3-21 and 4-21 should be L3 (Royal Purple). They currently indicate that their color code is L4...but there is no L4 in the chart. Please use L3. Thanks!

Note: In the video below, I demonstrate the fix to the five gemstones that are a smidge shy of 17" square. Please note that newly printed patterns (“Revision 9/2018”) have been enlarged to 17” square.

 

Note: Please keep in mind that these corrections apply only to the original patterns. I have incorporated changes to every Birthstone Series pattern since then. If you’re pattern includes the notation “REVISION 9/2018” on the side of the freezer paper pattern (next to the name of the Birthstone) you do not need to make any of these adjustments!