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.