Tuesday, July 6, 2021

June Temperatures

Bring on summer!  Mixed in with all the typical high humidity we've managed to have some really gorgeous days in June.

When I compare to June of 2020, we've had more days this June in the 70s and less in the 90s.  In the photo below, the first six months of 2020 are on the left and 2021 is on the right.  

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.  

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 been asked several times what my fabrics are - I used all Painters Palette solids:
100+ is Sangria, 95+ is Real Red, 90+ is Poppy red, 85+ is Burnt Orange, 80+ is Tangerine, 75+ is Pencil Yellow, 70+ is Bright Yellow, 65+ is Apple Green, 60+ is Mint, 55+ is Bright Aqua, 50+ is Turquoise, 45+ is China Blue, 40+ is Lapis, 35+ is Purple, 30+ is Amethyst, and any temp is the 20s is Royalty.

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 like your layouts for your temp quilt. Those are neat blocks.

  2. This is so cool. I love that you can compare each year too.

  3. Gosh, this year's quilt is looking SO great! Your colors are fabulous! That color key is to die for... such a great range of colors, and in my favorite solids, Painter's Palette. You're making 2021 look gorgeous!


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