Remember a few posts ago when I mention all the weird and wonderful places inspiration jumps out from to strike my creative consciousness? Well, I’ve found it hiding in a pizza box. A few months back, whilst browsing the ‘following’ feed on Instagram, I came across an improv block that someone had labelled ‘ice cream cone’. It was very me and I wish I could remember who posted it. Fast forward a few days and I found myself looking cock-eyed at that night’s pizza dinner. All I could think about was how it resembled the block I’d seen. One of the challenges I’d set myself this year was to make my own paper piecing pattern, and I started to think how cool it would be to have that pattern be a pizza slice. Patchwork is full of triangles! Before I knew it I’d grabbed a scrap of paper and was scribbling like a man possessed.
After a few attempts I had in my hands some semblance of a pattern and ran to sew it up. I don’t mind saying I came across my first hurdle pretty early on. I pondered and pondered the problem but couldn’t get my head around it. Then, in a eureka moment, it came to be; the pattern has to be in 2 pieces! A quick round two with the sewing machine and I had a block, albeit an imperfect one, that I’d designed myself. The best bit? It looked like a pizza slice!
My original idea was for this to be a square block but I thing it works better like this. I have a plan in my head for a mini quilt, with rows of these slices set amongst a grey background. The fun bit will be choosing fabrics for the “toppings”. I can’t wait.