Anyone who has taught quilting will understand the dilemma of what to do with your samples. Sometimes I just make a few blocks in a different colorway, but this time I was teaching Dresden Plates and wanted to show a variation.
Over the years, I've made a runner for each of my girlfriends and I have one more person to gift one too. She had seen the gecko pattern which is from Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley so I knew she would love this.
Since this was a "make as I go" type of project, I did not have binding fabric from any of the pieces used in the top. Not to worry, Fabric Etc had a few batiks for me to choose from and the group consensus was this one. I think it's perfect. Now to finish the hand stitching on the binding and gift it out!