Then I made a third runner with larger blocks and no background. I love this color scheme of green and gray, (a combination I saw in a quilt by Erin Wilson in a show in NYC last fall--can't find a photo on the web). This one I quilted with straight lines, and did a faced binding (so no binding shows on the front):
Then I thought I'd try one more using a combination of patterned and solid fabric, blocks sewn together, but with a frame and border. This one I don't like very much, so I didn't bother to continue with quilting it. Maybe I'll do a giveaway of it at the workshop, if a few people are interested.