A favorite picture book that I used to read to my students around this time of year is titled Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Doreen Rappaport.
After rereading it the other day, I wondered if I could piece some of Martin's words into a quilt.
As brave and bold as I am NOT, this would be a good challenge for me since I have only experimented with piecing letters a tiny bit.
I pulled out a yard of a pretty blue Grunge (it's number 422, but I never could figure out a name for it) and a fat quarter of Kona Sunflower that I had stashed away for another possibility, and decided they were perfect for my idea.
To piece the letters, I cut strips of both the blue and yellow that were 1.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches wide. Using these strips and the stitch and flip corner method, I was able to make each letter pretty simply. That upper right corner needed something, so I added the sun - or maybe it is a sunflower! :)
And so - Dream!
It measures about 9 x 25.
I am also inspired by the words of John Lennon -
What do I dream of? Oh many things - mostly that the world would be a kinder and gentler place.
Or maybe I'm just dreaming of Spring coming here to Loveland, Colorado!
Thanks, Kim and Trish, for this challenge that consumed me this week!
Sharing at Persimmon Dreams for the Project Quilting link-up,
at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday, and
at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap on Sunday.
See you there!