Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Temperature Quilt 2017

Happy New Year!  I can't believe the holidays are now behind us.  Have you started shopping for next year yet?  It will be here before we know it.

The end of the year also meant the end of recording temperatures and making blocks for my Temperature Quilt 2017.   I was saddened to see it come to an end, but really like the finish.



This was a quilt that I did along with my sister (IG alaskanquilter).  Needless to say, my temperatures in California are considerably different from hers in Alaska.  This was her finish.  I loved her colors and I also thought  her use of geese flying north or south depending on temperatures above or below freezing was brilliant.



We've had requests to do a QAL for a Temperature Quilt 2018.  After discussing it with each other, we have decided to do it.  Last year we used the Flying Geese pattern and are thinking of doing either a Square in a Square or a Pinwheel pattern for 2018.  We would love to have everyone join us.

I will post the Kona colors that we used, our temperature breakdowns, details and instructions in a few days.  Between Alaska temps and California temps, we should be able to cover most temperatures.  Of course, you can use any colors and fabrics that you would like.  Meanwhile, please keep a log of your temperatures until you are ready to sew.

In other sewing, the big reveal for On Ringo Lake came out for New Years.  The last few clues were fast and furious so I've been plucking away on block construction.  I really love the way it is coming together.



I'll be back in a few days with all of the details for the QAL.

17 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Great quilts!!! I don't care for Flying Geese because I never seem to master them. Great idea for a quilt thought and love On Ringo Lake. I've got to get back to the sewing room and work on some projects.
Happy New Year.
Noreen

Quilting Babcia said...

I love the two temperature quilts. Though I wish I could follow along in 2018, there are several really nagging
Ufo's left over from 2017 and earlier that need finishing before taking on any new projects. Ringo Lake is looking fabulous too, those colors are gorgeous together.

Maria said...

Boththe temperature Quilts look great and it was a good idea the way your sister did her geese.
Your blocks for ORL are lovely.. the last few clues sure come out fast....

Ramona said...

Your two temperature quilts are so fun! I’m writing down the temperatures to join in on the fun! Your blocks look great for On Ringo Lake. It’s going to take a while to finish this one!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic! Love the temperature quilts...always a treat, Mary

CathieJ said...

I love both of those quilts. What a great idea to have going with someone else. I too like your sister's idea of north and south geese.

beth s said...

Love your temperature quilts! So fun

Loris said...

Such a lovely show of flying geese! Both colorways are beautiful...though I like cooler temps :-) And your Ringo Lake is wonderful! This has been a fun mystery to watch...still not jumping in just yet. I have a baby quilt to make.

Carol S. said...

Both of those quilts look so beautiful with all the flying geese!

Karyn said...

The Temperature quilts are gorgeous! The colors are so perfect, and I adore the fact that they are based on your recordings...art and science crafted together. I also love the fact that you did this in collaboration with your sister, so far apart...not to mention the flying geese north to south. I'm inspired to try quilting with my sister, she's up in No Cal. I'm not quite advanced enough to join in the QAL this year, but maybe my goal should be to get proficient enough to join the next one, hint hint :)
Hugs and a very Happy New Year to you and yours for 2018.
Hugs

Createology said...

Super fun temperature quilts by you and your sister. Of course Blues are my favorite colors however I DO not like cold weather so your warmer colors are better for my comfort. January is already rolling along quickly and you are ready with your quilting ideas and blocks. Creative Bliss Dear...<3

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your temperature quilts. After getting the information from you. I ordered fabric. Decided the temp ranges. Waiting for my fabric. Started recording the temps. I decided to be simple and just do HST.

Carla said...

I love the quilts. Maybe if I join along I will get over my fear of flying geese. I'll be watching...

Cathy said...

I love all your projects. Your Ringo Lake blocks are beautiful. Hugs

Jeanna said...

You and your sister had fun with the temperature quilts. Both are very pretty. I'm afraid there wouldn't be much variation in my temperature quilt as it is always just hot here. Although, the weather man has promised some cooler temps soon.

krislovesfabric said...

Hmmmm, I have enjoyed seeing your temp quilts...will have to think about whether to play along this year :) your mystery sure turned out well! I

dq said...

Your temperature quilt is a wonderful idea to do with your sister in a different climate and a different state. Online sewing is fun and keeps us close. I just love those quilts so much!