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Martin Luther King Jr Craft: Dream Quilt

Quilting

Martin Luther King Day coming up again on Monday January 16.

To me, Martin Luther King Jr. stands for following your heart, your soul desire, your dream, your conviction and for courage doing so. Therefore, every year, I like to orchestrate a creative project in his honor. 

This dream quilt pattern featured today is a tribute to Martin Luther King who created peace and freedom for all people, no matter what color their skin. So, make it a colorful quilt, will ya?!

 

Quilting Pattern

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(click left image for true-scale design, and to start fabric measurements.)

 

Kim Diamond designed this peace symbol quilt pattern, that allows you to use up a thousand remnants of fabric, or perhaps splurge on a gorgeous quilting fabric set….

 

 

You will have to do a bit of math to figure out how much fabric you’ll need of each type of color, and perhaps it’s best if you design freely as you go along.  Filling the field with more and more peace symbols.

Tip: add a double layer of ruffles on the outside of the quilt in colors that make the entire quilt come together.

 

 

"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood…" ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

More Creative Ideas

Tip: this pattern can also be used for a rug, albeit that I would enlarge the design so it’s less work and more durable.

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