This runner is so quick and easy to complete that you may find yourself making more than one. Consider seasonal and holiday fabrics, as well as whatever else strikes your fancy. This is a great project for using up leftover 2 1/2″ pre-cut strips and will look great in any color combination.
Another plus is that the size can be easily adjusted. Use longer strips for a wider runner. Or, add one more strip to each block.
The following runner, by Rachel of P.S. I Quilt, is the same basic pattern with alterations. Notice how she varied the width of the strips.
Rachel also used one less block for a shorter runner and added a white border to make the colors pop.
As you can see, the pattern is highly adaptable so have fun with it!
The finished runner, made using the instructions from Sherri at A Quilting Life, is 10 1/2″ x 50 1/2″.