ReVamp is DONE!!!

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I have squeezed ReVamp into this quarter’s FinishAlong! I am so very excited about that. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am excited it is done but I am more excited to have another item off my UFO list. AND today I will make my Green Lantern T-Shirt and then ALL the items on June’s WhiteBoard will be COMPLETE!!! Now, back to ReVamp!

The materials for ReVamp started out to be part of Leanne’s ModPop QAL. I tried stitching one curve and knew there was NO way I was going to be able to do an entire quilt (of course this was AFTER I had already cut all the squares!). Then months later, while lazily browsing some blogs I came across the most amazing tutorial I just knew I had to make. The blog was You Had Me at BonJour and the name of her quilt was Chevron Baby. BONUS: there was a tutorial!! Here is my version…

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When I decided to change this quilt up, I had to cut all those blocks down from 4″ to 3″ – that was great fun…NOT! I drew out some blanks of the design and colored it with markers until I got a design I was pleased with. Sarah was of great assistance in this area as I am daft at making decisions. Here are just a couple of my coloring pages:

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This is the one that ultimately won out!

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Over time I worked on it here and there, snapping pictures as I went along! Here are just a couple…

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May start quilting it this month at the rate I am going....not sure?!

When it came time for the quilting, I decided the best thing I could do was to simply follow the lines of the design. I found a great variegated thread that went from yellow to orange to red – perfect, right?! I used that thread on the colored bits and plain white thread on the white. I only did enough lines on the white bits to keep the batting from bunching – this created a dramatic design on the back, see….

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I love this quilt and I have big plans for it. I can’t disclose those plans just yet and I might change my mind but for now it will go on a shelf until I am certain what will happen to it. I used a sheet for the back and it was a perfect complement to this quilt. It is brushed cotton and super soft.

Here are a couple more pics before I give you all the Stats!

The traditional "roll"
The traditional “roll”

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Quilt Stats
Name: ReVamp
Made for: UnDisclosed at this Time
Fabric: Kona Tomato, Kona Red, Kona Tangerine, Kona Orange, Kona School Bus, Kona Papaya, Kona Corn Yellow Kona Cardinal Red, Kona Canary (all colored fabrics from Fluffy Sheep Quilting), Bella Snow, Bella White, Bella Off-White, Riley Blake Clean White, Riley Blake Whisper White, Riley Blake Vintage White, Kona Ultra White, Kona White, Pure Elements Linen White, Pure Organics White, Free Spirit Arctic White, Free Spirit Winter White, Michael Miller Bright White, Michael Miller Soft White, Soho Solids White, Stella White (all white fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop), and one sheet for the backing.
Thread: Pieced with CT Essential Thread Taupe, quilted with a Star Variegated Orange, Coats & Clark Poly/Cotton Blend
Batting: Warm & Natural 100 % Cotton
Size: 53″ x 70 1/2″
Quilting: Straight lines following the design
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9 Comment

  1. Fantastic looking quilt Rhonda, I love the warm colors! Lucky recipient for sure!

  2. WOW. I really like it and those are not the colors I am drawn to as a rule. Love the design so much I hope you will give us some pointers later — when you divulge who the recipient is?? Very nice finish for the month.

  3. Fabulous save Rhonda! And you are doing much better than me with your finishes! Bravo!

  4. Great finish. I just love the colour transition shown with squares (if you know what I mean).

  5. It looks superb – great save!!

  6. I hear ya about the curves…we don’t get along either. I like the colors an the way this quilt turned out.

  7. I seriously love this quilt, Rhonda!

  8. Way to go, Rhonda, it looks fantastic! I especially love the dense quilting and the design it creates on the back of the quilt – amazing!

  9. It looks fab! Although I have to admit I’d have left the squares at 4″ and dealt with the humungousness 😉

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