OK. This is probably the worst before and after photos ever. Because it looks exactly the same. But what I did after I quilted and bound this table runner was tea-dyed it! Yes, I had another adventure in tea-dying.
I made this table runner for my Mom's birthday. She loves fall and fall colors and she hosts numerous Thanksgivings, so this will get a lot of use. My random assortment of "fall" colors from my stash didn't quite mesh together; some were light, some were pretty vibrant, so I thought when it was all done, a tea bath would bring it all together. I don't have any close-up photos of it before, but there is some difference, especially in the lighter pieces.
Oh! And I got the idea for the Double Dresden Delight from Amy! Her post here led me to the tutorial. To sum it up in a nutshell you sew the insides just like you do the outside points. No center circle applique needed! Although I will say that pressing and turning all those points got to be pretty tedious. Not difficult though :)