Floating diamonds finish and pattern

floating diamonds patchwork quilt

Some of the products featured on this site were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil , AccuQuilt, ByAnnie and Schmetz Needles.

This was such a fun quilt to make. I’d planned on having it bound and hanging outside for a photo but I have been under the weather almost a week now. Getting better but feeling exhausted.

Island Batik sent a Gradient bundle to use in the January Ambassador Challenge from which I made a Bargello quilt. You can see the post and list of fabrics here. All fabrics are from their Foundations Collection and can be purchased throughout the year.

bargello quilt
island batik

There was roughly an 8″ piece from each fat quarter so I decided to make another quilt to finish them off. The black solid, also an Island Batik really made these bright colors pop don’t you think?

floating diamonds patchwork quilt

Patchwork Pattern


The pattern is for a 38″ x 38″ quilt with 8″ finished blocks but you can add as many blocks as you like, just don’t forget you will also have to add additional yardage. Strip piecing makes is go together quick and you could also use AccuQuilt strip dies, which is what I did. The blocks are so simple that even a beginner will have fun.

patchwork block

Material Used

For batting I used Hobbs PolyDown. They also have a PolyDown fiberfill that is great for stuffing.

hobbs batting

Aurifil Thread for piecing and quilting.

aurifil thread

Schmetz Needles in my domestic.

schmetz needles

Floating Diamonds Pattern


  1. Hi Denise! I just LOVE the black background on this quilt. It sure does let those jewel tone fabrics shine and pop. Great job. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. What a fun design. Since you made two, maybe I don’t have to make mine? LOL! I’m just finishing up my magazine projects today. I hope to film my video this morning and finally begin the gradations project this afternoon! Have a fabulous day!

    1. Well sure, I would have sent this one to you if you needed it. My video is ready to go, so glad I got that done. My room is a mess and looks deserted but all fabrics are put away. i have 2 blocks to make for my sew along before next week and I haven’t started on my AQ project for March. Hopefully I feel better soon.

    1. Thank you Gretchen and you’re welcome. I cant believe I don’t use more black for background fabric because I love it when I do. These were great fabrics for the black.

  3. I downloaded what I thought would be pattern with instructions of cutting sizes, however only a picture of the finished quilt is what came. Are there cutting instructions for this pattern? Tried email listed in download notice, came back as could not find address. Thank you, Sharon

  4. Hi Denise. I love your Floating Diamonds quilt. I’ve been wanting to make one for years but had no idea how to go about it. I can’t believe that it’s such a simple block! Thanks so much. Your quilt looks great!
    I hope you feel better soon.

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