Life is like a bowl of bananas.
Wait that’s not how it goes.
Well, it’s kind of how it goes around here these days.
So let me help you out. When things are bananas, make your piecing simple and grab some paper.
Or a roll of paper. Specifically, Triangles on a Roll.
And while you’re doing some paper piecing with this delightful roll of paper, do a tiny backstitch when you start on the outside edges, so that when you’re done, you have one long strip of paper to remove on the edge.
I had lots of little pieces to pull because even though I knew better, I sewed right to the edge of the paper. It’s alright. We’re all for crazy around here and my little monkey and I enjoyed some sunshine while I took care of all those little pieces.
The end result is a nice braid of color!
My plan for this table runner came from the Antique Ribbon Tablerunner pattern from Fat Quarter Shop and It’s So Emma. I didn’t have a focal print in mind for the center so I chose to feature the braid between two pieces of Essex Yarn Dyed Linen.
The leftovers have such promise. It’s tempting to plan a project that uses the paper to intentionally make lots of little starts and ends.
But for now, I’ll enjoy this little table runner. And the bananas. And my monkeys. And the craziness of busy days!
Fabric: Solids are Pepper Cory Peppered Cottons by StudioE and side pieces are Essex Linen in Black. Binding is Cotton Couture in Navy.
Pattern: loosely based on Antique Ribbon Table Runner Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma.
Linking with Crazy Mom Quilts.