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Birthstones

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When I was chatting with Colleen about her version of the Facets quilt above, we got to talking about birthstones and all the options to use that concept in a quilt. From baby quilts in the new baby’s birthstone colour, to Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts similar to the Mother’s Pride jewellery, to family quilts and wedding gifts, the possibilities truly are endless. I was so inspired I had to sit down with my Kona colour chart and figure out some birthstone colour combinations.

There are only 9 colour combinations for the 12 months of the year, because a few colours are too close to make a truly different kit (such as garnet and ruby) and others are more difficult to represent, like the pearl. But, these colour sets should make every month possible. And if you end up making a different combination for a particular stone you need, I would love it if you let me know. You can comment on this post, tag me on Instagram, or send me an email.

So, without further ado, here are my Kona colour picks:


Red Garnet (January) or Ruby (July)

Cardinal, Rich Red, Ruby, Wine, Poppy, Crimson


Amethyst (February)

Tulip, Wisteria, Purple, Amethyst, Heliotrope, Bright Periwinkle


Aquamarine (March) and Blue Zircon (December)

Prairie Sky, Robin Egg, Lake, Ice Frappe, Aqua, Capri


Diamond (April) and Pearl (June)

Snow, Dove, Bone, Silver, Haze, Shadow


Emerald (May)

Glacier, Pesto, Willow (or Balsam), Emerald, Holly, Jungle


Peridot (August)

Peridot, Olive, Wasabi, Peapod, Lime, Artichoke


Sapphire (September)

Royal, Nautical, Riviera, Prussian, Marine, Deep Blue


Tourmaline (October)

Primrose, Bubble Gum, Candy Pink, Azalea, Honeysuckle, Bright Pink


Citrine (November)

Maize, Canary, Lemon, Citrus, Corn Yellow, Banana

Are you inspired to make a birthstone quilt? The pattern is available here in my Pattern Shop. Don’t forget to share your work on social media and use #psqfacets to tag your pictures. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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