Monday, January 4, 2021

2020 Temperature Quilt Flimsy

And it is a wrap!

2020 is behind us and the high and low temperatures of each day throughout the year here in central NC is forever recorded in fabric.

Each month is represented across two columns.  all that orange and red in the center is clearly the hot Carolina summer while the blues on the edges are highs in the 40s & 50s.  We had one day were the temperature stayed in the 30s all day - the purple block in the upper right corner.  No days with temps 100 or above and no lows in the teens.

This was so much fun that I think I'll do another for 2021 - different block design but same color palette.  I've got plenty of fabric left in all colors but one so I'm good to go!

All the fabrics are Paintbrush Studios - such deep saturated colors which were perfect for this project.

The 2020 version was my 3rd year of making a temperature quilt and I can't stop now!  But next step is to quilt it - I've got a plan and need some thread.  :-)

You can read more about the design here.  The net is the 2020 quilt will be functionally sized at 48'' x 48''.   The quilt records both high and low temperatures for each day.   The block is a simple one - the low temperature is the smaller rectangle - vertical for odd numbered days and horizontal for even numbered.  

The fabrics are all Painters Palette solids and I keep the color gradient at the top of my design wall so it is always available to reference.  

I've made temperature quilts for 2018 and 2019.  Want to make your own temperature quilt - check out my tutorial!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. It turned out amazing. Such bright vibrant colours. Well done.

  2. I was going to crochet one of these but I live in florida and realized after a few colors that most of it was going to be the same color. Not much cold going on after December. So quit.

  3. Happy New Year and well done - your temperature quilt looks great! The design is really striking. (My temperature quilt just needs December adding and that should happen soon!)

  4. Happy New Year and congratulations on getting it all put together! I look forward to seeing how you decide to approach it for 2021. :)

  5. I love this pattern! I have wanted to make a temperature quilt for a long time but it doesn't usually hit me until May or June! I think your color plan of every 5 degrees will work well for me too. I wonder though, how much of each color should I buy? I don't really have much of a solids stash.

  6. Your most striking design in temperature quilts! It’s a beauty- congratulations!!!

  7. It turned out beautifully, Patty! I can't believe you're making another one though. One year was enough for me, though my quilt is larger... and took more than 90 hours to free motion quilting. Guess you might understand why I'm not keen on making another one! Have fun quilting this!

  8. That's a great quilt. Thank you for explaining how you keep all the fabrics organised. Temperature quilts always seemed too much trouble to me but I'm seeing the attraction now... :-)


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