I saw this tutorial for a table runner at Lella Boutique and desperately wanted to make one for myself. I used scraps of fabric I had leftover from the Boxed In quilt that I made for Grandma. I wanted the background of the runner to have an organic look to it, so I bought some muslin because I liked the little flecks throughout it.
The original tutorial did a free motion quilt (which I suck at) so I ended up just sewing X's through the blocks.
The next morning, I made sure to pack a needle and thread so I could finish hand stitching the binding as we traveled on the PA Turnpike. I tend to get carsick doing anything but looking out the window, so that idea got tossed aside.
I gave up the idea of a grand surprise and I was tired of sitting in the guest room by myself sewing, so I sat with my sister and her boyfriend and stitched away.
I'm pretty happy with the end result. As it gets washed, the edges of the circles will get fuzzy, which I think will look cute.