Now you might have noticed that you haven't seen any progress on this:
That would be because the next step had me worried--trimming off the edges into a smooth curve. After all that work, taking any cutting implements to it in any way just scared me. It's sort of like cutting steeks in a sweater, and on Pinterest I'd seen some spicy spiral runners where people had obviously trimmed badly and left wonky-looking runners. So, it was easy to drift into other projects while this one languished, but I caught myself looking at other fabrics to put together for other versions of this, and decided it was time to gird my loins--at least figuratively, as I think with my hip problems I shouldn't be doing any girding anywhere near my loins--and finish this baby.
Using my dressmaker's curves,
I started cutting point to point, and, having to take one break for some deep breaths, I have:
a table runner ready for backing!!!!! Since this is the first one, I'm going to use fusible fleece for the batting. Thankfully, the runner doesn't require binding--one sews the front and back together, then turns right side out. Maybe in the future I'd try bias binding, but one step at a time............