When we went to North Carolina, I took enough hand sewing and knitting along that it looked I was going to attend a month long retreat. Somehow in my mind I always think I will be able to sew and get so much more done than I actually do. Maybe that is just the way a quilter thinks??? I was really too tired at night to do anything that I had to concentrate on a lot. I did the machine quilting on these two table runners the week before we left, and while I was gone I sewed the bindings down. I posted these two runners in a previous post as just tops. One of the runners had a brown background. I asked for input on which background you preferred, and the black background won hands down. After seeing them side by side, I agreed that the black made the other colors pop. So I took one apart and replaced the brown with black. This runner pattern is in a book called Let's Do Lunch by Atkinson Designs.