MJ
Kinman

Resources

The following links will take you to various resources I have created to help you successfully
complete the Diamond Divas Series (listed first) and the Birthstone Series (scroll down to the second listing).

Diamond Divas Series Resources

Piece Plans

Catherine Piece Plan (by Section)

Elizabeth Piece Plan (by Section)

The pages listed above provide a step-by-step guide to help you piece “Catherine” and “Elizabeth” quilt patterns.

Fabric Translations

I have created a cross-reference for every color used in each of the 3 “Catherine” colorways & each of the 4 “Elizabeth” colorways.

“Catherine” is translated into Moda Bella Solids, Paintbrush Studio Fabrics’ Painter’s Palette solids, and KONA solids.

“Elizabeth” is translated into Moda Bella Solids, Paintbrush Studio Fabrics’ Painter’s Palette solids, KONA solids, Hoffman Bali Basics, and Maywood Studios Color Play textured solids.

Click on links below to access the translation document you’re looking for.

“Catherine” in CHAMPAGNE
“Elizabeth” in BLUE

Customizing “Catherine”

I designed my “Catherine” diamond quilt pattern especially for those of you who want to make it your own. In the video below, I’ll share ideas about ways you can customize your brilliant-cut diamond quilt by adding pops of “fire”, switching out 1 or 2 colors, substituting completely new colors, or darkening it to make a mysterious, smoldering ruby, sapphire, or emerald.

I’ve also created a Color Worksheet for you so that you can play with color placement before committing to buying fabric and sewing. Click the Download button below to print out the 4 quadrants of Catherine. Trim them up and connect them with tape for a full diamond that measures 14 1/2″ in diameter. The color codes are on each facet. Assign each letter a color and use colored pencils to experiment with your lovely design.

Additional Colorways for “Catherine” Quilt Pattern

Each of the colorways shown below have been translated into 3 fabric lines: Moda Bella solids, KONA solids, and Painter’s Palette solids (Paintbrush Studio Fabrics). Click the “Download” button below the colorway to access its translation document.

Note: The White Gold Diamond version of Catherine uses 2 fabrics for the “D” fabric code. A light grayish-blue color is used for “D” facets in the Upper Left and Lower Right quadrants, while a taupe color is used for “D” facets in the Upper Righty and Lower Left quadrants. I love mixing up colors like this. I think it brings even more lovely asymmetry to the design. Have fun!

Birthstone Series Resources

Piece Plans

Click on the name of the gemstone below for a listing of its Piece Plan. The Piece plan is a step-by-step guide to help you piece each facet together in a strategic way to ensure that your block fits together perfectly.

Purchase Fat-Quarter Bundles for the Birthstone Series.

I designed the Birthstone Series specifically with Painter’s Palette solids in mind (by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics). If your local quilt shop does not carry Paintbrush Studio solids, you can purchase fat-quarter bundles especially created for each of the Birthstone Series blocks.

Individual quiltmakers can purchase the fat-quarter bundles directly from eQuilter.com. You can enter “Kinman” in the search field to find my patterns and all the fabric.

Shop owners and other wholesale buyers can purchase the fat-quarter bundles directly from Paintbrush Studio or one of the following distributors. (Click on the name to go directly to their website).

Birthstone Fabric Translations

I have designed the Birthstone Series specifically with Painter’s Palette (by Paintbrush Studio) solids in mind. However, if your local shop does not carry Paintbrush Studio’s solids, but carries Kona Cotton Solids, Moda Fabrics’ Bella Solids, Michael Miller Cotton Couture, Hoffman’s Bali Batiks, I have created a cross-reference for every color used in the Birthstone Series.

Click on the document below to access a translation from Paintbrush Studio fabrics to the manufacturers listed above.



From The Blog

Diamonds In Manhattan

I’ve created a 7-week Sew-Along that will give you the encouragement and confidence to know that YOU can make this quilt.