Modern hexagons?

I’ve been working on my hexagons again recently and I got the last lot appliquéd down by Saturday evening. I was given the Japanese pre-cuts which I basted to 3/4″ paper templates from Paper Pieces. I tried to make a balanced composition on the ecru linen background…

DSC05259I cut out the base fabric from the back so I could remove the papers,

DSC05261before layering, basting and quilting with straight lines. Then I squared it up and added the little red stripe before binding with an ecru cotton…

DSC05282Here’s a close-up of one of the corners. The quilting was mostly in a matching cotton thread but I added six lines of a heavier Valdani variegated thread for a little bit of extra interest.


So, English Paper Piecing is a traditional technique but I think my asymmetrical design, plentiful negative space and quilting style earn my little quilt the right to be labelled as Modern Traditionalism?

I have 120 hexagons ready basted for my next piece… There is a reason for all this hand stitching. All will be revealed in a few weeks!