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Monday, February 1, 2016

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February 2016 Quilt of the Month: Rally by Melanie Tuazon

Rally is about the experience of being a member of a community. Individuals join together to make a group, and in turn, the group helps them to define their individuality. The quilt uses an improvisational technique to make blocks that are unique and wonky, but when assembled as a quilt top, they form a cohesive graphic shape. This is a quilt for anyone who wants to try guided improv or play with skinny strips to make wonky arrows. For variation, switch up the colors or use a scrappy background. The important thing is to let go of precision and have fun.

Melanie is a quilter, writer, designer, and teacher who aspires to make quilts that are simple yet stunning. Before finding quilting four years ago, she was a journalist for trade magazines who interviewed and wrote about creative people. She is thrilled to have found her own expression of creativity in modern quilting. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Gonzo in New Jersey.

Copyright © 2016 by Melanie Tuazon. Used with permission by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Melanie Tuazon.