MQG Quilt of the Month – Rally

My quilt Rally is the free quilt pattern of the month for the Modern Quilt Guild! This is a really special position to have, not only since the MQG recently hit 10,000 members, but also because Quiltcon is literally right around the corner.

It’s appropriate too, because Rally is about what it means to be a member of a group. It’s about individuality and uniqueness and belonging (or lack thereof) and courage.Rally hero fence

The blocks are each semi-improvised and completely unique. I used a ruler and rotary cutter, but no measurements when creating the angles. I encourage people who might follow the pattern to take a jump and try cutting with just scissors. The point is to take some baby steps toward improv quilting (the theme for guild charity quilts at Quiltcon is “Improv with Intent” and this follows that as well).

Rally detail wonky

For Rally, I used all Cirrus Solids from Cloud9 Fabrics on the top. The background fabric is Ocean, the angles are Sky and Rain, and the accent angle is Amber. I quilted with organic straight lines about 1/2″ apart in Aurifil #TKTK, Light Brass.Rally detail accent arrow

And I really love the binding. It’s also Cirrus Ocean, and the tonal effect really makes it feel sophisticated to me.


If you are an MQG member, check your email for a link to the free pattern on the community site. If you make the quilt and post online, tag it with #rallyqotm and me @melintheattic so I can see!

Rally hero woods