Floating Diamonds Table Runner

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Recently, while working on several new table runner patterns, I had tossed a few small blocks on top of a pile of larger blocks, when I noticed that one of the small blocks looked like it was sort of floating above a larger block. Immediately an idea was hatched, and the “Floating Diamonds” table runner was born.

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I tried a few different ways  to make the small block look like it wasn’t attached to the larger block below it, before finding a method I liked. It needed to look unattached, but still be very easy to make. Once I got it figured out, I had a lot of fun playing around with all different color combinations – one of my favorite parts of designing patterns.

The sample in the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty was made using Connecting Threads Grace fabric collection.

I had one of the runners that I had made on my kitchen table and I got so many nice compliments on it. I ended up giving it to my sister who insisted the colors matched her kitchen better than mine.

Make sure to check out all of my other patterns available on Connecting Threads.


  1. Rita S - August 8, 2016

    Love this! I am always drawn to innovative ideas!

  2. Paulette Morrissey - August 8, 2016

    Thanks Rita, I’ve made this several times in different colors, for different people – I love playing with this pattern!

  3. Ptab - August 10, 2016

    Is this pattern available in your freebies?

  4. Paulette Morrissey - August 10, 2016

    No, this pattern is in the book Fast, Fun and More Gifty, just released by Connecting Threads. It has 22 really cute projects in it, and my runner is only one of them.

  5. Linda Froggie - August 11, 2016

    I love this table runner. Haven’t started it yet, I have been working on last week’s project. I will get to it soon, it’s just gorgeous. I can see it in a lap size quilt or maybe a Project Linus quilt. Just keep adding rows. I crack me up.

    • Paulette Morrissey - August 13, 2016

      Linda, I thought of making this as a quilt, but I didn’t like how odd the raised parts looked when it hung off the side of the bed. Be fun to play with the tiny pockets if it was a lap quilt.

  6. Judith Green - August 13, 2016

    Taught a class on this technique about 25 years ago. Students really enjoyed the process, with one creatively twisting her elevated triangles. Adding another dimension to quilting leads us to further exploration of all sorts of possibilities! Darling runner. Love the fabric line!!

    • Paulette Morrissey - August 13, 2016

      The extra dimension does add a lot of interest for sure. And I love this fabric line too! I’ve already made this runner in about 4 different color combinations. It’s a fun design to play with – but then aren’t all quilt patterns? 🙂

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