This was a very huge challenge for me to do. I don't usually quilt this much and this is very geometric. I wrestled with quilting the colored pieces, but in the end decided to let them stand out unquilted.
Another challenge was doing machine binding. The time savings and durability for washing the runner were two main reasons, along with the fact that hand sewing has been bothering my arms lately. I sewed the binding to the front, and then stitched in the ditch, again on the front, so the loose edge was on the back. (yes, I preferred a clean front binding on this one). I used a 2.5" wide binding, and may try with a little narrower one next time, but overall I was thrilled to be finished so quickly! Thus I can link up to a Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.