The Seminole tribe's strip pieced quilting translates wonderfully into polymer. Kim Cavender builds canes using this method.
(I have used this method to build flat sheets of pattern for inlay in wooden bowls. See my demo from years back.)
Kim's web site is just a placeholder at the moment (sigh). Her work is simple yet exquisitely precise. You'll have to take a look at her recent book which illustrates some wonderful projects.
Kim's also teaching a class in her techniques June 24-25 in Livonia, Michigan with the Detroit Guild. They'd love to have you join them.