Thursday, July 26, 2012

Block of the Month #7 - Double Diamond Table Runner

Coming up with a design to use seven blocks for block of the month #7 was fun.  This double diamond table runner was the result of playing around with the arrangement of the blocks.

I like the design very much.  This execution of it, not as much.  The main problem was that I used  too many fabrics, and the design was lost.  If I were to do it again, I would limit my fabric selection and arrange the colors like in the EQ 7 drawings below.

Or like in this blue and green version:


Anyway, you can see the possibilities. To make this table runner, sew seven BOM #7 blocks in colors of your choice. As shown above, I would suggest sticking to three or four colors.  It would look gorgeous in batiks, or kona cottons.  Below is how the seven blocks fit together.


 The binding can be a bit tricky if you haven't done an inside miter before.  Check out the Trends and Traditions blog for some good instructions on this technique.

I decided not to use any batting in my runner, just to try something different. 

I hope that you enjoy making this table runner.  I would love to see your version when it is done.

Happy Sewing ♥



  1. I really like this because it's not your typical table runner.

  2. I really like all the different colors you used :) And I like that it can be any length by adding another section!
    I don't even sew, but I can see how that binding could be very tricky where the two pieces meet!

  3. Wow..that looks really tough. But it came out so well!