After ripping out all the previous quilting, on the advice of several blog friends I bought Aurifil Mako 50 wt cotton quilting thread and a new package of 90/14 machine needles. I am happy to report that all the quilting was accomplished without a single thread or needle break.
There was some ripping of ugly "traveling" stitches or arcs that looked awful, but no thread nests appeared on the back, thankfully. I quilted the lines about 3/4" apart and really like the texture. This design is called "Echo Shell", from Leah Day's From Daisy to Paisley free motion quilting book.
The striped bias cut binding went on quickly. The fabric is Boutique and the pattern "Party Time" by Heather Mulder Peterson (Anka's Treasures) from her book On the Run.
I'm pleased that this tablerunner is at last ready to be used. My mom fell in love with it so I'll get to enjoy it until Mother's Day. See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.