Sunday, April 1, 2018

Temperature quilt progress

Regardless of how I flit from quilt to quilt - from On Ringo Lake to Flutterby to Sister's Choice to hand quilting the Starburst quilt - my Temperature Quilt is a constant.  Each day, I complete another simple block.
This block represents March 31, 2018 with Kona Daffodil representing the high temperature of 55 and Kona Cabbage representing the low of 33.
The two bars in each block represent the high and low temperature of a day here in Deerfield, Massachusetts, with the seams pressed towards the low temperature.  When assembled, I alternate the orientation of the blocks: vertical seam, horizontal seam, vertical seam, horizontal seam.
This segment represents January 1 through March 22, 2018.
My final quilt will be 18 blocks wide and 21 blocks long.  Each block is 3.5" square (finished), so the final quilt will be by 63" wide and 73.5" long.  I imagine I'll probably add some type of border to make the quilt bigger and to try to tie together all the various colors.  In addition to blocks representing each day of the year, there is also a block representing each monthly average and one final block representing the the yearly average high and low.  I'm getting my daily data from Weather Underground.

I like the unpredictability of what colors will show up next, reflecting the unpredictability of the weather.  Look how out of place the little rectangles of Kona Cheddar and Kona Amber are in this segment, representing February 20 and 21 which boasted daily highs of 61 and 73 degrees respectively.  I'm mighty thankful that there isn't so much dark blue in there - the darker the blue, the colder the temperatures.

I'm linking up with Monday Making and Oh Scrap.


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Watching progress of this quilt is going to be fun. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a fun idea! It will be interesting to see how your colors change as the year goes on.

The Cozy Quilter said...

This is an interesting way to remember the year 2018.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

What a cool idea....or warm or July. Anyway, I will watch to see how it progresses. Neat.

Christina said...

I love this idea for a temperature quilt, very cool. Your colors are awesome, and I can not wait to see the whole year finished.