Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WIP Wednesday - Temperature Quilt

I've been wanting to make a temperature quilt for a few years, but I never actually put action into my thoughts.  Until now.  I've been following the quilt Patty @ Elm Street Quilts has been making, and she shared a tutorial.

I'm going to use 1-inch hexies.  I've decided to record the temperature at 12:00 noon each day, and these are the Kona colours I'm going to use.

-16 and colder - Storm
**We generally don't have temperatures this cold (unless you consider the windchill factor).

-15 to -13 - Nightfall

-12 to -10 - Marine

-9 to -7 - Regatta

-6 to -4 - Copen

-3 to -1 - Candy Blue

0 - Cloud

1 to 3 - Lemon

4 to 6 - Citrus

7 to 9 - Sunny

10 to 12 - School Bus

13 to 15 - Torch

16 to 18 - Tangerine

19 to 21 - Flame

22 to 24 - Tomato

25 to 27 - Cardinal

28 to 30 - Rich Red

31 and above - Crimson
**Generally we don't have temperatures over 30.

It took a few drafts to get the colours right.  Thanks to Dena @ No Frickin' Blog Yet (get a blog already!!) for her suggestions.

I've been recording temperatures all month.  At the end of the month, I'll start making the hexies.  I think I'll make hexies on a weekly (or maybe biweekly basis), and then piece them together at the end of each month.

I thought I'd use EPP so I could have a little project to work on when I don't feel like sitting at my machine, or if I'm out and about with time to pass.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter


  1. Great color progression! I look forward to seeing how you assemble the hexies and what the year looks like.

  2. I like the idea of using hexies, sounds like a fun project.

  3. Fun! I enjoyed watching Patty's temperature quilt last year and I'm glad to know I can watch another one come to life this year. Great colors!

  4. Well I will have to read the post because everything I have read about temperature quilts so far has sounded so complicated I couldn't imagine trying to do it. One temperature a day sounds doable. Maybe in the future.

  5. You've chosen a great colour palette for your temperature quilt Anja! I look forward to seeing how it develops.

  6. Making a temperature quilt using hexies is brilliant! Love the colors you've chosen. This quilt will be wonderful no matter what the temperatures are throughout the year. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  7. That's a great colour progression :) It will be fun to watch your temperature quilt grow!


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