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