MJ
Kinman

Catherine Colorway Club

Welcome to the Catherine Colorway Club!

The “Catherine” pattern is the second in my Diamond Divas Series of large gem patterns. The 46″ round brilliant-cut gem sparkles with just 8 fabrics, which means that you can customize the pattern to whatever color you choose!

I’ve created the Catherine Colorway Club to help jump-start that super-amazing creative brain of yours. I want to show you all the different ways “Catherine” can shine, so throughout the year I’m going to share 12 gemstone colorways and fabric selections in 6 different fabric lines: Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, KONA Cotton, Moda Bella Solids, Paintbrush Studio’s Painter’s Palette Solids, Michael Miller Cotton Couture, and Free Spirit’s Solids (and their Tula Pink Solids).

January – Aquamarine

February – Mystic Topaz

March – Peridot

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April – Ametrine

May – Golden Topaz

June – Sapphire

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July – Bi-Color Tourmaline (Pink & Yellow)

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August – Canary Yellow Diamond

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September – Rubellite

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September Colorway: Rubellite

Rubellite is the gemstone that inspired this month’s Catherine Colorway. Rubellite is one of 14 species that make up the tourmaline gem family and it is the rarest and most valuable gem in the tourmaline family. In the past, they’ve been mistaken for rubies.

Trace amounts of manganese create rubellite’s natural pink to red color. You may encounter light pink stones labelled as rubellites, but these are more properly considered pink tourmalines.

Rubellites have a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs Scale and no cleavage, so, whether faceted or cabbed (polished to a dome shape), they make good stones for any type of jewelry. Lapidaries can also carve them. Do you have a rubellite in your gem collection? Let me know!

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August Colorway: Canary Yellow Diamond

This month’s Catherine Colorway Club design is inspired by one the most vibrant “fancy” diamonds in the world – the Canary Yellow. Natural yellow diamonds owe their distinct color thanks to the presence of nitrogen. The nitrogen molecules in a diamond’s composition absorb the blue light, giving the diamond a yellow shade. If there’s a lot of nitrogen in a diamond, it will be richer in color.

Keep in mind “canary yellow” isn’t an official term. People use it to describe fancy yellow diamonds, but it’s a casual term that doesn’t exist on the GIA color scale. Since we all perceive colors differently, what may be canary yellow to one person could be light yellow to another. Hence, the GIA color scale is the only reliable measurement of a diamond’s color.

One of the world’s most famous diamonds is the fabulous Tiffany Yellow Diamond, a 128.54-carat cushion-cut gem featured in the necklace worn by Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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July Colorway: Bi-Color Tourmaline
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This month’s Catherine Colorway Club design is inspired by all the images I’ve seen of bi-color tourmalines. I designed this one in a lovely soft yellow and bright pink colorway.

Ancient Egyptian lore suggest that, as tourmalines emerged from the center of the earth, they passed through a rainbow capturing all the colors in the universe. Indeed, tourmalines are found in an astonishing array of colors, values, saturation, and combination thereof.

While bi-color tourmalines often have zones of color – bands or stripes – I chose to intermingle the colors in this design. I like the way they play well together. Enjoy!

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June Colorway: Classic Blue Sapphire

This month’s Catherine Colorway Club design is inspired by a classic blue sapphire colorway, but did you know that sapphires come in a rainbow of colors? Sapphires are also pink, purple, orange, green, and yellow. You can even find sapphires that are multi-colored. Those lovely stone are called “parti” sapphires.

And do you know what you call a red sapphire? A ruby! Sapphires and rubies are the same mineral specimen: corundum. In ancient times, they were thought to be two different gems. Today we know that they have the same crystal structure. It’s the presence of different trace elements that causes the color difference.

Sapphire is one of the oldest gemstones. Known since antiquity, it takes its name from the Hebrew sappir, meaning “the most beautiful thing”. I hope you enjoy making “Catherine” with these most beautiful blue hues.

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Sapphires can be found in a rainbow of colors, even multi-colored

I hope you enjoy making “Catherine” in this glowing colorway. If you haven’t picked up your “Catherine” pattern you, click the button below to go to my online shop. Use the code GEM20 to get $15 off the regular price of the pattern — just for Catherine Colorway Club members.


May Colorway: Golden Topaz

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This month’s Catherine Colorway Club design is inspired by a gemstone known as Golden Topaz. While Topaz comes in a rainbow of colors, the smoldering golden hue caught my eye..

I hope you enjoy making “Catherine” in this sparkling colorway. If you haven’t picked up your “Catherine” pattern you, click the button below to go to my online shop. Use the code GEM20 to get $15 off the regular price of the pattern — just for Catherine Colorway Club members.

April Colorway: Ametrine

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This month’s Catherine Colorway Club design is inspired by a gemstone known as Ametrine. Ametrine is a gem comprised of two well-loved gems: Amethyst and Citrine.

Amethyst and Citrine are the same mineral, quartz. However, Citrine has experienced more pressure or heat than Amethyst. These two manifestations of the same mineral are often found in bands running next to one another in the rock. The gem cutter has simply cut the stone so that it contains both colors.

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Ametrines are found primarily (so far!) in the Anahi Mine in the southeast part of Brazil. However, as my gem dealer friends remind me, one of the exciting things about colored gems is that you never know what they’re going to find tomorrow, next month, or even next year. So, stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy making “Catherine” with the dual hues of purple and gold. If you haven’t picked up your “Catherine” pattern you, click the button below to go to my online shop. Use the code GEM20 to get $15 off the regular price of the pattern — just for Catherine Colorway Club members.


March Colorway: Peridot

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This month’s gem is inspired by the gorgeous green gem Peridot. Peridot is a form of the mineral “olivine”. Olivine has been found in meteorites and dated to over 4.5 billion years old. These gems are also found in amazing places. The sand of the famous Hawaiian Peridot Beach is comprised of tiny olivine crystals that shimmer a lovely green.

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If green is your color, you’ll love making this month’s colorway in any one of our 6 fabric lines. If you haven’t already picked up the “Catherine” pattern, I’m giving you a little extra incentive by offering a 20% discount this month. Use the code GEM20 when you check out of my online shop to get $15 off the pattern. Click the button below to visit my online shop. And then be sure to download the document, too! Be well and shine on!

February Colorway: Mystic Topaz

This month’s gem is inspired by the amazing Mystic Topaz. This man-made gem starts out as a colorless topaz. When a thin layer of titanium is applied to the pavilion (the lower part of the gem) in a proprietary process, the result is a spectacular light show of colors.

This month I’ve added a new fabric line to our translations: Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics. To all the “Cherry-heads” out there, have fun with these gorgeous colors!

If you haven’t already purchased the Catherine pattern, scroll down to the section below to find the CLICK HERE link. And for your convenience, you’ll also find the complete Piece Plan for Catherine listed below.

Be well and shine on!

This month I’ve added a new fabric line to our translations: Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics. To all the “Cherry-heads” out there, have fun with these gorgeous colors!

If you haven’t already purchased the Catherine pattern, scroll down to the section below to find the CLICK HERE link. And for your convenience, you’ll also find the complete Piece Plan for Catherine listed below.

Be well and shine on!

January Colorway: Aquamarine

CLICK the link below to download a PDF of the “Catherine” Colorway in Aquamarine.

Customizing Catherine: Make This Gem Your Own!

In this video, I share tips on how to make the Catherine pattern all your own. Enjoy!

The Pattern & The Piece Plan

If you haven’t already purchased the “Catherine” pattern, you can CLICK HERE to find it in my online shop. (Available to ship to US customers only. International customers can purchase the pattern from your local quilt shop OR eQuilter.com.)

Below are several tutorial videos that will introduce you to the techniques I use to create my Diamond Diva patterns. “Elizabeth” was the first Diamond Diva pattern and “Catherine” was the second. The tutorial videos below use the “Elizabeth” pattern as the subject of the demos, but no worries! They are exactly the same techniques you’ll use with “Catherine”! Enjoy

Video #1: Intro to the Pattern

Video #2: Cutting Out Your Paper Facets

Video #3: Fabric & Facets

Video #4: Cutting Your Fabric Facets

Video #5: Intro to the “Piece Plan”

Video #6: Piecing Your Facets

And for your convenience, below is the full “Piece Plan” to help you sew “Catherine” together. Enjoy the process!

Catherine Piece Plan

To download the Piece Plan as a PDF document, click to the right.

Section 1

Sew together 1-1 and 1-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
Sew together 1-3 and 1-2 (Creating Unit 3:2)
Sew together 1-5 and 1-6 (Creating Unit 5:6)
Sew together Unit 3:4 and Unit 5:6 (Creating Unit 3:6)
Sew together 1-7 and 1-8 (Creating Unit 7:8)
Sew together Unit 7:8 and 1-9 (Creating Unit 7:9)
Sew together Unit 3:6 and Unit 7:9 (Creating Unit 3:9)
Sew together 1-10 and 1-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)
Sew together Unit 10:11 and 1-12 (Creating Unit 10:12)
Sew together 1-13 and 1-14 (Creating Unit 13:14)
Sew together Unit 10:12 and Unit 13:14 (Creating Unit 10:14)
Sew together 1-15, 1-16 and 1-17 (Creating Unit 15:17)
Sew together 1-18 and 1-19 (Creating Unit 18:19)
Sew together Unit 15:17 and Unit 18:19 (Creating Unit 15:19)
Sew together 1-20 and 1-21 (Creating Unit 20:21)
Sew together 1-22 and 1-23 (Creating Unit 22:23)
Sew together Unit 21:21 and Unit 2:23 (Creating Unit 21:23)
Sew together 1-24 and 1-25 (Creating Unit 24:25)
Sew together 1-26 and 1-27 (Creating Unit 26:27)
Sew together Unit 24:25 and Unit 26:27 (Creating Unit 24:27)
Sew together 1-28, 1-29, and 1-30 (Creating 28:30)
Sew together 1-31 and 1-32 (Creating Unit 31:32)
Sew together Unit 28:30 and Unit 31:32 (Creating Unit 28:32)
Sew together Unit 1:2, Unit 3:9, Unit 10:14, Unit 15:19, Unit 20:23, Unit 24:27, and Unit 28:32 (Completing Section 1)

Section 2

Sew together 2-1, 2-2, 2-3 and 2-4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
Sew together Unit 1:4 and 1-5 (Creating Unit 1:5)
Sew together 2-6 and 2-7 (Creating Unit 6:7)
Sew together 2-8 and 2-9 (Creating Unit 8:9)
Sew together Unit 6:7 and Unit 8:9 (Creating Unit 6:9)
Sew together 2-10 and 2-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)
Sew together2-12, 2-13 and 2-14 (Creating Unit 12:14)
Sew together Unit 12:15 and 2-15 (Creating Unit 12:15)
Sew together Unit 10:12 and Unit 13:15 (Creating Unit 10:15)
Sew together Unit 6:9 and Unit 10:15 (Creating Unit 6:15)
Sew together 2-16 and2-17 (Creating Unit 16:17)
Sew together 2-18, 2-19 and 2-20 (Creating Unit 18:20)
Sew together 2-21 and 2-22 (Creating Unit 21:22)
Sew together 2-23, 2-24 and 2-25 (Creating Unit 23:25)
Sew together Unit 21:22 and Unit 23: 25 (Creating Unit 21:25
Sew together Unit 18:20 and 21:25 (Creating Unit 18:25)
Sew together Unit 1:5, Unit 6:15, Unit 16:17 and Unit 18:25 (Completing Section 2)

Section 3

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

Section 4 Catherine Piece Plan

This is the background fabric

This is the background fabric for the Catherine Piece Plan. No piecing required.

Section 5

Sew together 5-1, 5-2 and 5-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
Sew together 5-4, 5-5 and 5-6 (Creating Unit 4:6)
Sew together 5-7 and 5-8 (Creating Unit 7:8)
Sew together Unit 4:6 and 7:8 (Creating Unit 4:8)
Sew together Unit 4:8 and 5-9 (Creating Unit 4:9)
Sew together 5-10 and 5-11 (Creating 10:11)
Sew together Unit 4:9 and Unit 10:11 (Creating Unit 4:11)
Sew together Unit 4:11 and 5-12 (Creating Unit 4:12)
Sew together 5-13, 5-14 and 5-15 (Creating Unit 13:15)
Sew together 5-16 and 5-17 (Creating Unit 16:17)
Sew together 5-18, 5-19, and 5-20 (Creating Unit 18:20)
Sew together Unit 13:15, Unit 16:17, and Unit 18:20 (Creating Unit 13:20)
Sew together 5-21, 5-22 and 5-23 (Creating Unit 21:23)
Sew together Unit 13:20 and Unit 21:23 (Creating Unit 13:23)
Sew together Unit 5-24, 5-25 and 5-26 (Creating Unit 24:26)
Sew together Unit 1:3, Unit 4:12, Unit 13:23 and Unit 24:26 (Completing Section 5)

Section 6

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

Section 7

Sew together 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4 and 7-4 (Creating Unit 1:5)
Sew together 7-6 and 7-7 (Creating Unit 6:7)
Sew together 7-8, 7-9, 7-10 and 7-11 (Creating Unit 8:11)
Sew together 7-12, 7-13 and 7-14 (Creating Unit 12:14)
Sew together Unit 6:7, Unit 8:11 and Unit 12:14 (Creating Unit 6:14)
Sew together 7-15, 7-16 and 7-17 (Creating Unit 15:17)
Sew together 7-18 and 7-19 (Creating Unit 18:19)
Sew together Unit 15:17, Unit 18:19 and 7-20 (Creating Unit 15:20)
Sew together 7-21, 7-22, 7-23 and 7-24 (Creating Unit 21:24)
Sew together 7-25 and 7-26 (Creating Unit 25:26)
Sew together Unit 21:24 and Unit 25:26 (Creating Unit 21:26)
Sew together Unit 1:5, Unit 6:14, Unit 15:20 and Unit 21:26 (Completing Section 7)

Section 8

This is the background fabric

This is the background fabric for the Catherine Piece Plan. No piecing required.

Section 9

Sew together 9-1, 9-2 and 9-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
Sew together Unit 1:3 and 9-4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
Sew together 9-5, 9-6, 9-7 and 9-8 (Creating Unit 5:8)
Sew together 9-9, 9-10 and 9-11 (Creating Unit 9:11)
Sew together 9-12 and 9-13 (Creating Unit 12:13)
Sew together Unit 9:11 and Unit 12:13 (Creating Unit 9:13)
Sew together 9-14 and 9-15 (Creating Unit 14:15)
Sew together Unit 9:13 and Unit 14:15 (Creating Unit 9:15)
Sew together 9-16 and 9-17 (Creating Unit 16:17)
Sew together 9-18 and 9-19 (Creating Unit 18:19)
Sew together Unit 16:17 and Unit 18:19 (Creating Unit 16:19)
Sew together Unit 16:19 and 9-20 (Creating Unit 16:20)
Sew together 9-21 and 9-22 (Creating Unit 21:22)
Sew together Unit 21:22 and 9-23 (Creating Unit 21:23)
Sew together 9-24, 9-25 and 9-26 (Creating Unit 24:26)
Sew together Unit 16:20, Unit 21:23 and Unit 24:26 (Creating Unit 16:26)
Sew together Unit 1:4, Unit 5:8, Unit 9:15 and Unit 16:26 (Completing Section 9)

Section 10

Sew together 10-1 and 10-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
Sew together 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6 (Creating Unit 3:6)
Sew together 10-7, 10-8, 10-9, 10-10, 10-11 and 10-12 (Creating Unit 7:12)
Sew together Unit 3:6 and Unit 7:12 (Creating Unit 3:12)
Sew together 10-13, 10-14 and 10-15 (Creating Unit 13:15)
Sew together 10-16 and 10-17 (Creating Unit 16:17)
Sew together Unit 13:15 and Unit 16:17 (Creating Unit 13:17)
Sew together Unit 3:12 and Unit 13: 17 (Creating Unit 3: 17)
Sew together 10-18, 10-19,  10-20, 10-21 and 10-22 (Creating Unit 18:22)
Sew together Unit 1:2, Unit 3:17 and Unit 18:22 (Completing Section 10)

Section 11

Sew together 11-1, 11-2 and 11-3 (Creating Unit 1:3)
Sew together Unit 1:3 and 11-4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
Sew together 11-6 and 11-7 (Creating Unit 6:7)
Sew together Unit 6:7 and 11-8 (Creating Unit 6:8)
Sew together 11-9, 11-10 and 11-11 (Creating Unit 9:11)
Sew together Unit 6:8 and Unit 9:11 (Creating Unit 6:11)
Sew together 11-12 and Unit 6:11 (Creating Unit 6:12)
Sew together 11-5 and Unit 6:12 (Creating Unit 5:12)
Sew together 11-13 and 11-14 (Creating Unit 13:14)
Sew together Unit 13:14 and 11-15 (Creating Unit 13:15)
Sew together Unit 5:12 and Unit 13:15 (Creating Unit 5:15)
Sew together 11-16, 11-17 and 11-18 (Creating Unit 16:18)Sew together 11-19 and 11-20 (Creating Unit 19:20)
Sew together Unit 16:18 and Unit 19:20 (Creating Unit 16:20)
Sew together 11-21, 11-22 and 11-23 (Creating Unit 21:23)
Sew together Unit 1:4, Unit 5:15, Unit 16:20 and Unit 21:23 (Completing Section 11)

Section 12

This is the background fabric

This is the background fabric for the Catherine Piece Plan. No piecing required.

Section 13

Sew together 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4 and 13-5 (Creating Unit 1:5)
Sew together 13-6 and 13-7 (Creating Unit 6:7)
Sew together 13-8, 13-9, 13-10 and 13-11 (Creating Unit 8:11)
Sew together Unit 6:7 and Unit 8:11 (Creating Unit 6:11)
Sew together 13-12, 13-13 and 13-14 (Creating Unit 12:14)
Sew together 13-15 and 13-16 (Creating Unit 15:16)
Sew together Unit 15:16 and 13-17 (Creating Unit 15:17)
Sew together Unit 15:17 and 13-18 (Creating Unit 15:18)
Sew together Unit 12:14 and Unit 15:18 (Creating Unit 12:18)
Sew together Unit 6:11 and Unit 12:18 (Creating Unit 6:18)
Sew together 13-19, 13-20 and 13-21 (Creating Unit 19:21)
Sew together Unit 19:21 and 13-22 (Creating Unit 19:22)
Sew together Unit 19:22 and 13-21 (Creating Unit 19: 23)
Sew together 13-24 and 13-25 (Creating Unit 24:25)
Sew together Unit 19:23 and Unit 24:25 (Creating Unit 19:25)
Sew together 13-26 and 13-27 (Creating Unit 26:27)
Sew together Unit 19:25 and Unit 26:27 (Creating Unit 19:27)
Sew together Unit 19:27 and 13-28 (Creating Unit 19:28)
Sew together 13-29 and 13-30 (Creating Unit 29:30)
Sew Together Unit 19:28 and Unit 29:30 (Creating Unit 19:30)
Sew together 13-31, 13-32 and 13-33 (Creating Unit 31:33)
Sew together Unit 1:5, Unit 6:18 , Unit 19:30 and  Unit 31:33 (Completing Section 13)

Section 14

Sew together 14-1 and 14-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
Sew together 14-3, 14-4 and 14-5 (Creating Unit 3:5)
Sew together Unit 3:5 and 14-6 (Creating Unit 3:6)
Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:6 (Creating Unit 1:6)
Sew together 14-7 and 14-8 (Creating Unit 7:8)
Sew together 14-9, 14-10, 14-11, 14-12 and 14-13 (Creating Unit 9:13)
Sew together Unit 7:8 and Unit 9:13 (Creating Unit 7:13)
Sew together Unit 7:13 and 14-14 (Creating Unit 7:14)
Sew together 14-15, 14-16 and 14-17 (Creating Unit 15:17)
Sew together Unit 15:17 and 14-18 (Creating Unit 15:18)
Sew together 14-19 and 14-20 (Creating Unit 19:20)
Sew together Unit 19:20 and 14-21 (Creating Unit 19:21)
Sew together Unit 15:18 and Unit 19:21 (Creating Unit 15:21)
Sew together Unit 1:6, Unit 7:14 and Unit 15:21 (Completing Section 14)

Section 15

Sew together 15-1 and 15-2 (Creating Unit 1:2)
Sew together 15-3 and 15-4 (Creating Unit 3:4)
Sew together Unit 1:2 and Unit 3:4 (Creating Unit 1:4)
Sew together 15-5 and 15-6 (Creating Unit 5:6)
Sew together 15-7, 15-8 and 15-9 (Creating Unit 7:9)
Sew together Unit 5:6 and Unit 7:9 (Creating Unit 5:9)
Sew together 15-10 and 15-11 (Creating Unit 10:11)
Sew together Unit 10:11 and 15-12 (Creating Unit 10:12)
Sew together Unit 10:12 and 15-13 (Creating Unit 10:13)
Sew together 15-14 and 15-15 (Creating Unit 14:15)
Sew together Unit 10:13 and Unit 14:15 (Creating Unit 10:15)
Sew together 15-16, 15-17 and 15-18 (Creating Unit 16:18)
Sew together 15-19 and 15-20 (Creating Unit 19:20)
Sew together Unit 19:20 and 15-21 (Creating Unit 19:21)
Sew together Unit 16:18 and Unit 19:21 (Creating Unit 16:21)
Sew together Unit 5:9, Unit 10:15 and Unit 16:21 (Creating Unit 5:21)
Sew together 15-22, 15-23, 15-24 and 15-25 (Creating Unit 22:25)
Sew together 15-26, 15-27 and 15-28 (Creating Unit 26:28)
Sew together Unit 1:4, Unit 5:21, Unit 22:25 and Unit 26:28 ( Completing Section 15)

Section 16

This is the background fabric for the Catherine Piece Plan. No piecing required.

My Favorite Products

ACORN

Acorn has developed wonderful products that help with the assembly of my patterns. Their Seam Align Glue with its new surgical needle-nose tip (no clogging!) allows me to piece without pins or clips. And their Easy Press Treatment makes the seams of my patterns flat and crisp. I love these two products!

Click here to learn more. You can also find Acorn products at your favorite local quilt shop or online retailer.

AP10081 Acorn Precision Piecing Products Easy Precision Piecing Starter Kit
AP10081 Acorn Precision Piecing Products Easy Precision Piecing Starter Kit


Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics

I’ve loved Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics for decades. A visit to the Cherrywood booth in Paducah was always a requirements during Quilt Week. The luscious texture of the fabric is so unique. And the COLORS!

Click here to learn more.

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Sulky Threads

I’ve used Sulky 40-weight Rayon to piece and quilt my giant gem quilts for years now. They have a new thread that I think would look GREAT in a gem quilt: Sulky Poly Sparkle. Check it out!

Sulky Poly Sparkle sampler pack
Sulky Poly Sparkle sampler pack