Happy New Year, friends!
This is the Breeze Blossom Quilt. I created this floaty little block based on the cherry blossom trees along Waterfront Park here in Portland, OR. The quilts were first introduced in my Spring Quilt Market booth to coordinate with the Breeze print in the Waterfront Park fabric collection. The pattern is
The Breeze Blossoms Block utilizes quarter circle piecing inspired by the traditional Drunkard’s Path block. Although the shape is similar to the Drunkard’s Path and the curved piecing technique is the same, the Breeze Blossom Block is trimmed, pieced and combined in a unique way. Pattern includes a Breeze Blossom template pattern for transfer to template plastic.
The cover quilts were made using my Waterfront Park fabric collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. Each quilt utilized one fat quarter pack of 16 different prints, one quilt in each colorway. Both quilts use solid white background fabric. Kits are also available in
The Breeze Blossom blocks were also featured in my Cathedral Park quilt shown below. In this quilt I floated the blocks above an intricate applique of Portland's St. John Bridge.
photo by Mia Craft
The 1/4" fine line applique was hand cut with a craft knife from black fabric on fusible interfacing and secured with a zigzag stitch. I quilted wind like breeze lines floating throughout the entire top two thirds of the quilt with straight lines mimicking the bridge angles throughout the bridge applique and water waves below the bridge.
The St. John's Bridge is a beautiful piece of inspiration. We took this photo to give you an idea of the true scale of the park and bridge. Look, I'm WAYYYYYYY down there.
photo by Mia Craft
I will be teaching a workshop on the Breeze Blossom Quilt blocks at the inaugural Quilt! Knit! Stitch! show here in Portland on August 14.
I'll post more information on the classes as the signup time nears.