Friday, February 8, 2019

2019 Temperatures

One last overall look at my 2018 temperature quilt with the newly applied binding.  The binding incorporates the temperature scale, wrapping around from the coldest to the warmest temps.

Using the same fabrics and color plan as 2018, I've started my temperature quilt for 2019.  This will be handpieced, each 2'' (unfinished) square represents the high temperature of the day.

One of the key reasons for sticking with the same colors is I can do a quick side by side compare.  While January 2018 had a stretch of very cold days, overall it had many more days in the 60s or above than January 2019.

In the above photo, January 1 is on the right - you can see much colder the first week of January was compared to this year.

There are a lot of ways to make a temperature quilt.  I choose hexies this year and hand piecing this year because I wasn't to end the year with a quilt top instead of a pile of blocks.  I also wanted to be able to sew each block while I waited for my daughter each night to go through her bedtime routine.

There are so many temperature quilts popping up and I love them.  I wrote up a tutorial on a temperature quilt if you are interested.  In addition, Anina is running a 2019 QAL!

Here is a mapping of the colors.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. That is such a neat concept and turns out so attractive. I love that you are hand piecing the one for this year.
    I think I said this before, but am such a weather geek, I really should do this. I have a weather journal where I record temperatures and precipitation daily, so I know I could do it!

  2. Your color temp chart is really well done. I love the idea that you'll have them to compare.

  3. I love how this turned out, and I’m so glad you are doing one again this year!!! Using the same scale was brilliant, the side by side comparison is a fun idea.

  4. I think that using the same color mapping is a fantastic idea for a year to year comparison. I like that both are hand piecing projects, too.

  5. It will be fun to compare the two projects at the end of the year. Maybe the first week of January was colder last year, but I bet February is going to be colder this year!

  6. I'd like to have a temperature quilt of an average year here (whatever that is) and another for the place where we will spend our retirement years. I never thought of doing them in the same color palette, but that's a great idea. You'll get a true picture of the temperature differences that way. Making this one squares is a great way to tell which is which too.


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