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April 21, 2020
Orange Peel Temperature Quilt 2020 from Samelia's Mum

Now is the time to do those things that we've always wanted to do, but never found the time (or inclination).
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March 7, 2020
Temperature Quilt 2020 from Janet Ann Creations

My Temperature Quilt 2020 is
inspired by two sources

Book: New York Beauties & Flying Geese by Carl Hentsch


Pattern: NY Beauty Mini Quilt by Better of Thread

The pattern fit my vision for the high / low temps of the day,
but the size was off for what I needed.

So I went old school!

took out some paper, started folding and drawing,
and came up with a size that worked for my project.

My fabric had already been precut to 2.5" squares - 
Note to self: 
solidify design choice before cutting fabrics!!

making copies of my arcs on newsprint ...

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January 23, 2020
2020 - The Year of Finishes from twiddletails

It's so much fun to see everyone's Temperature Quilt progress on Instagram (#tempquiltalong and #tempquilt20) and the Facebook Group!
If you're still thinking about making one, it's never too late.  I've been a month or two (or three) behind and caught up.  Historical data is always available.

If you'd like more information, just click on the links to the right.
This is my quilt so far for Des Moines IA. Grunge (and Bella) bundles are still available.)

OK, now on to the topic.

I have decided to make 2020 my "Year of Finishes". Most ...

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January 4, 2020
Temperature Quilt 2020 - Planning 4 from twiddletails

It's New Year's Eve! Are you ready? If not, that's OK. It's never too late to start.

I'm SO excited about the success of the Facebook group! I feel like this will be a wonderful place to share, ask questions, and stay motivated and on track.

Today's question:

Where do I find recent weather data?
I recommended the NOAA website for historical data for planning purposes because it allows you to download spreadsheets. It won't, however, really work easily for more recent temperatures.

In 2019 I used Weather Underground but I recently found ...

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January 3, 2020
Happy 2020! from Janet Ann Creations

Happy 2020!

New Year ~ New Decade

Starting 2020 off with an organized thread drawer!

My threads used to hang on the wall 
on a June Taylor thread organizer - but they got bit dusty!

Just love Aurifil thread!
So I cut up some 1 inch strips of cardboard and made my own 
grid holder (easier said than done!)

It is so nice to pull out the drawer and see all the pops of color
just jumping out!
Not sure how long this will last...
but I'll enjoy it for now!

Now to MOVE on to the rest of the sewing ...

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December 20, 2019
Temperature Quilt 2020 - Planning 3 from twiddletails

Okey-dokey, now we have our temperature ranges, number of fabrics, and design all figured out. Right?

The next decisions are colors, fabrics, and yardage.

Which colors & fabrics should I use?
The norm is to use cool colors (purple, blue, green) for cooler temperatures and warm colors (yellow, orange, red) for warmer, but you can do whatever pleases you.
What is important is that you have a variety of either color OR value (light, medium, dark) or both.
I'm doing solids/tonals but you can certainly assemble a collection of small or tonal prints and work with them.
Last year ...

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December 17, 2019
Temperature Quilt 2020 - Planning 2 from twiddletails

Now that you've (hopefully) figured out your temperature ranges and number of fabrics, it's time to think about design.

Quilt Layout
The most popular options for your layout are linear or vertical.

1. linear - start with your first block at the top left just add the next one the the right of the previous one. If you decide on this option, you will have to think about the shape you want your quilt to be so you know when to start your next row (or you will just have one 366 block long strip, which would make an ...

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Temperature Quilt 2020 - Planning 1 from twiddletails

Ready to start your Temperature Quilt for 2020? I'm going to try to provide some guidelines for planning if you haven't already done so. It'll be spread over a couple of posts.

What is a Temperature Quilt?
The premise of a temperature quilt is to make a 365(366 for 2020) block quilt where each block has the low and high temperature for a day represented, using a color for each temperature (or range of temperatures, because having a unique color for every temperature would be close to impossible).

If you Google "temperature quilt" or look at ...

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October 15, 2019
Yes, well... from twiddletails

I want to apologize to all Temperature Quilters. In spite of all my good intentions, life got in the way and posts didn't happen.
I hope everyone has been keeping up with their quilts, because 2020 is almost upon us and I'm making plans for the next quilt.

In the meantime, I got all caught up over the weekend, so here's my progress as of week 41:

All the blocks are up to date and assembly is complete up to August 31st.
I'm going to try not to get too far behind again because I most ...

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