Choose fabrics that are close in value and that work well together for the crazy quilt blocks. Offset them with a neutral background and strips in two colors to unify the runner, like the pink and gold here.
The runner is fairly simple to make and will be stunning once you’re done. While we think of crazy quilts as having lots of embellishments, this runner doesn’t need anything extra to make a lovely presentation.
The pattern, from Vermont Quilt Design, produces a 17″ x 51″ runner.