Pattern: Rah, Rah, Rally! by Melissa Corry
Fabrics: Solids
Quilted by: Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting
Time to sew: 2 weekends
Difficulty rating: ★★

My eldest granddaughter is raising money to go on her class field trip to Washington DC this coming summer. She asked me to make a quilt that she can raffle off to help raise funds. I have made this pattern several other times and LOVE using it as a “school” quilt. In the book “Sweet Celebrations” by Moda Bake Shop, Melissa Corry’s original pattern calls for precuts, but I used yardage instead which makes it sew up even quicker! I love how the design makes it look like it’s woven, but it is super easy to sew together. I sew long width of fabric strips of the two main colors with the white trim, then cut them down to the size they need to be. sew the sections together and before you know it you have your block.
It’s a great size, 70″ x 87″, perfect to wrap up in at the game, or have on top your bed. So, once I knew the school colors, I looked at their mascot. Here’s what they use:

How in the world am I going to do those feathers?! I debated not adding the mascot but felt that it just “makes” the quilt. So, I thought and thought, and thought some more. Hmmm, what if I did the black “feathering” by using a zigzag stitch. Let me give that a try. I made a small, practice one to see how it looked and like it so much I got a bit more braver and did the real one. How do you think I did?

Yup! not going to lie, I’m pretty proud of myself 🙂 I got the top finished during the Thanksgiving weekend and sent it off to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting to work her magic. I got it back at the end of last week and worked this weekend to get the mascot sewn on. I am super happy with this one and hope it raises a lot of money for my granddaughter.