Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Creating a temperature quilt

I've always wanted to make a temperature quilt - using fabric colors to record the high temperature each day.  (Google temperature quilts to see some great ideas.)   I decided to start one for 2018 and use hexies.  I looked through my solids and then assigned a specific color to a specific temperature range.


The dark, dark purple for temps <=20 all the way to a dark, dark red for temps >95.  (I expect I'll need a few dark, dark reds.) The rest of the colors represent a 5 degree range as shown in the photo above.

My husband is an Atmospheric Scientist and often looks at weather maps where colors represent temperature spreads.  He reviewed my color spread, made a minor adjustment and then gave it a thumbs up.

I've been working on the month of January.  All the hexies are made and I'm in the process of sewing together the two long chains - one for Jan 1-15 (bottom one) and the other for Jan 16 - 31.


More on the layout once I've got some more done.

This is a fun project and I'm excited to see how this is going to end up.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

29 comments:

  1. I love your husband’s involvement in your quilt. This will be a great project!

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  2. Awesome project. I love quilts with a hidden meaning. Are you using average daily temperature or high/lows?

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  3. I love that you are using hexies for the project, Patty. I look forward to seeing this evolve for you this year. :)

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  4. So THAT is what your hexies were for! Great idea. I haven't googled temperature quilt yet but wonder if you will just do one year or more to make a bigger quilt.

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  5. I’ve never heard of a temperature quilt. Love the idea. ❤️❤️

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  6. Cool! Can't wait to see your progress.

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  7. I am doing on as well.......got it all laid out in a box. I was unhappy with my choice of place to get the temps from, but I will work that out and get january done soon. I love your hexies! Great idea!

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  8. Interesting project! I must google a bit now :)

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  9. I'm doing this using square-in-a-square blocks. I'm going to Weather Underground and using their History tab for actual daily temperatures. Very helpful!

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  10. I've seen people do the week as a hexie flower, but then they are faced with choosing something to join them all together. I like your straight line better.

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  11. A temperature quilt is definitely on my to-do list. Yours is going to be so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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  12. High, low or average? One glance tells me you live in a warmer place than me. I've seen this done as a knit scarf. Love the hexies idea!

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  13. What an interesting idea. I bet it ends up really fun!

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  14. Love it.It would be great to see the same thing from different places. It is summer here now and in winter it rarely gets below 50 degrees Fahrenheit so I would end up with a very different quilt.

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  15. Patty, I have never heard of a temperature quilt. What an interesting project!

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  16. Oooh, fun idea! I saw a temperature afghan recently and thought it looked neat, but didn't think about how I could translate that into a quilt. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  17. Great idea. Can't wait to see how it progresses.

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  18. Thank you, thank you for posting this: I've never heard of "temperature quilts" previously, and my husband is a "weather man" so will love working on a project similar to yours with me!

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  19. Those little hexies are adorable and will look amazing in your temperature quilt. I can't wait to see how it looks at the finish!

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  20. Never heard of temperature quilts before ! I'm looking forward to following your project. The colour combination is really interesting by the way.

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  21. That is a great idea! I have trouble remembering to record the High and Low in my Bullet Journal! This would be fun!

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  22. You've got a great start on this project. I really like your color chart for this one.

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  23. What a fun take on the temperature quilt. I love your hexie version, how fun that you have an expert in the family on such things :)

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  24. Oh I really like this idea. Can't wait to see it after several months. I bet as a big whole year quilt it will be spectacular. Wish I had the time to do one too.

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  25. Hexie temperature quilt is such a fabulous idea, and it's great that you have an expert to help you with the colours. An Atmospheric Scientist - how amazing!

    -Soma

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  26. Never heard of a temperature quilt before. Off to go google! Sounds like a neat project, regardless.

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