Quilting around the cereal bowl
Eventually, I came across Amy Butler's free pattern called Thea's Puzzle. I liked the central panel of this and the way that the strips of colour are wonky, and are alternately placed with a thick end and a narrow end. While I didn't stick to any of Amy's dimensions, it's a fantastic pattern that lays out the cutting process quickly and simply so that you can freestyle away. In retrospect, I wish I'd cut my strips a little more wonkily to accentuate the width difference more.