I'm making good progress on a number of smaller projects and this is one of them. The table runner is for my best friend and it matches the tray as well as her oil cloth and patio chair cushions.
I hope she'll like it.
As for a "critique": After much fretting and indecisiveness, I tried to go for a buzzing bee sort of look, which IMO looks fine on the front. The back's another story because of the contrasting thread and no logical explanation for where the stitches are. Next time I'll use a complementary colour.
The binding caused some worry too because I thought I have skimped too much by only allowing 1cm (3/8 inch) of width. But I think it looks nice and I am getting much better at simply machining it on.