Friday, March 5, 2021

Temperature Quilt 2021

I've started to assemble the backing and am getting ready to baste my 2020 temperature quilt.  This quilt currently measures 48'' x 48'' although I am debating switching out the light gray filler blocks for a darker gray and then framing the quilt in that darker gray,

Since I really enjoyed making a temperature quilt last year (and in 2019 and 2018), I've decided to do it again using the exact same color palette as last year.  My very first step for 2021's quilt was to seam rip all my strip sets! 

My new design will also document both the high and low temperature but my new design uses a smaller block (1 1/2 '' x 2'' finished) and has a bit more of an improv nature to it.  

Here is a comparison of the first two months of 2020 and 2021  -

Ignore the fact that 2021 is pressed better and is actually all sewn together!  By this point in 2020, I wasn't quite sure where I was headed.  

Do notice how 2021 was much colder  - all that blue and purple - than 2020 was?

Every month takes 2 columns - the 1 through 15 in first column and then 16 through end of month in the second column.  Filler blocks are added to square off the quilt.  The thin strips - 1/4'' wide - are randomly inserted and run 'vertically' for odd days and 'horizontally' for even days.

I've written up my basic temperature quilt process in my tutorial including where I source the high and low information.

I'm looking forward to sharing the progress!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. What a clever idea to put the strip at a slant! This is going to be a fun record of the year's temperatures.

  2. I like that you have so many years to compare now, Patty, and I think the version you are making this year is going to have a really fun, confetti feeling to it!

  3. Wow, your 2021 design is killer! That would make a lovely regular-sized quilt too. I really enjoy watching your progress on these every year.

  4. I do like the dark grey as well as your new design. Nancy A:

  5. I really like your 2021 improv looks. It’ll be interesting to follow along this year like in the year past.

  6. I liked 2020, but 2021 is really cool!!! Love that.

  7. I love your new 2021 blocks and this is going to be an absolutely fabulous quilt too. You just reminded me that i need to go and finish off my 2020 temp quilt.

  8. I admire you for committing to making consecutive years of temperature quilts. That's a big commitment that I wouldn't have patience for. I sure like how you've changed-up 2021 from 2020. Looking good!

  9. Exciting to be on another Temperature quilt journey! Love the look of the new one - loved how 2020's one turned out too! And interesting to see the differences already.

  10. I enjoy watching these come together. Some day I'm going to make one!


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