Thursday, June 10, 2021

May Temperatures

The 80 degree days have arrived!

My design documents both the high and low temperature in a block which finishes 1 1/2 '' x 2''.  The improv strip is 1/4'' wide and records the low temperatures.  

Here is a comparison of the first five months of 2020 (left) and 2021 (right).  While the first 3 months of 2021 were definitely colder than 2020, the month of May was warmer - 2021 had many more days in the 80s (orange) and 70s (yellow).  These were low humidity (for North Carolina) days so reasonably pleasant.

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'm using the exact same fabric that I did for my 2020 Temperature quilt.  The time I spent organizing is paying off - it takes no time at all to get the prep work done for sewing each block.

I made myself a mini-quilt to show off my temperature grid.  Oranges are 80s, yellows are 70s and sew on....

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!  You can see my temperature quilts for 2018, 2019, and 2020!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I keep thinking of confetti when I see your temperature quilt this year.

  2. The colours are amazing. So bright and vibrant.


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