Friday, January 11, 2019

First "new start" of the year

I was finally able to begin my Temperature Quilt this past week!

Each morning I will check the forecast for the day. 

For the high temperature I will cut a rectangle that measures 2.5" x 5.5". For the low temperature of the day I will cut a 2.5" square and use it to snowball the first fabric.

Here are the blocks representing January 1 -10....

I like it, so far!!!

I am using my Simple Folded Corners ruler....

....then I am sewing the cut-off piece to make a bonus HST, something I normally don't bother doing. I will save these little HST's to hopefully use in a border treatment when the quilt is done.

I will say...the design for my Temperature quilt is not my own...I was inspired by another quilter on Instagram who did this for her 2018 Temperature Quilt.

To get inspiration for your own Temperature quilt have a look around on Instagram and Pinterest....lots of great ideas!

Not much else to share today, except that I hope to get started on a little organisation in the sewing room. I'm also looking forward to the first class today at Quilt Junction demonstrating Sue Spargo embroidery stitches!

It's quite a cold start to the day....but sunny! Hmmm, I wonder what colours will be added to the Temperature Quilt today??

Today I am linking with Sarah at Confessions of A Fabric Addict for Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, and with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Fridays

I am also linking for the first time with Anina of Twiddletails for the Temperature Quilt Along.


  1. Love this idea! And your colours are great - it will be fun to watch it grow.

  2. Fun way to keep track of the highs and lows of the year!

  3. Love your plan for the temp quilt --so pretty...hugs, Julierose

  4. It looks great! Love the snowballed corner!
    I've started a temp quilt, too, after seeing you talk about yours. I haven't posted about it yet, though - I'm waiting to see if I make it past the first few weeks without losing track of it. (You know, my usual problem - is this a project or a squirrel?)

    1. Oooh....I hope you do stay with it!...I think this will be worth it in the end!

  5. This is going to be very cool. A group of my lqg gals are doing various styles this year. I am tempted but have not taken the plunge yet.

  6. So you are using forecasted highs and lows and not actual temps? Do I understand correctly? That would be easier to stay current!