Temperature Quilt 2021


I’ve joined a second quilt guild. It’s not exactly close but my mom is in it and some of her friends. Tonight is their Holiday Party on Zoom. I’m getting ready by getting a bottle of Martinelli’s cider to toast to a happy, healthy holiday season and new year. I also bought a sequin Santa hat that can be either red or green depending on which way you brush the sequins.

The Mt. Hood Quilt Guild is much bigger than the other guild I’m in but that’s ok. Different guilds, different experiences and people. I’m excited because the MHQG has a small off shoot group that is doing temperature quilts for 2021. A temperature quilt records the temperatures for each day of the year by assigning a fabric/color to a range of temperatures for the high and lows. Some people are incorporating fabrics for rain and snow if they happen that day. You pick a block to use throughout the quilt and in theory you’d make one block each day but I think most people were going to make their blocks once a week.

I’m on the fence about doing it. I went to part of the Zoom meeting this past weekend to check out what everyone else is doing. So what’s the hold up? I need to pick fabrics. I’m being indecisive about what I want to do. The easy/safe route is to use solids or mostly solid blender fabrics. Another part of me wants to dig through my stash and find just a random assortment of of 1/2 yard to 1 yard pieces and use that so it’s kind of raucous and scrappy.

I have a couple weeks to decide on what I want to do.

Happy creating!

One comment

  1. I hear you about the temperature quilt. I WANT to do one, but it’s the fabric that’s holding me up…. Good luck figuring out what to do!


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