Last January, I went to the Dear Jane Club at the Quilt Shop. A quilter in another group was making a Temperature Quilt and it was fascinating. Each block was a flying geese. The goose was the warmest temperature of the day and the sky was the coldest. How hard could that be, making one flying geese a day.
Temperatures were charted in 5 degree increments and a fabric assigned to each 5 degrees. The temperatures were written on baggies and a fabric inserted in each baggie. I had a lot of batique scraps and put a different color in each baggie.
The baggies are kept in order in a bin.
Each morning, I check the temperatures on my I phone and pull the correct baggies from the bin. It takes one minute to cut the three pieces with Kimberly Einmo’s Flying geese ruler. Her method uses 2 1/2″ strips, so if I had used that temperature before, there is usually a 2 1/2″ strip already cut in the bag. Sometime during the day , when I am sewing, I sew the one flying geese. It is a beginner and ender block. There are just three seams, Two to add the sky and one to place it on the strip. I press the seams when I’m pressing something else. It’s like making a quilt and not knowing it. The joining seams are pressed open.
This is a year long project. If I’m not near my sewing room, I can keep the temperatures in the message app in my phone and make the geese later. If I forget to do this, there is a temperature app online that tells me the information that I need.
I have the temperatures of five different states in my phone. Utah, California, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Maine. If a Temperature Quilt was made for each city, they would all be different, even if the fabric was the same.
The quilt is very busy, Some of the fabrics don’t play well with the adjoining fabric, so I’m thinking of making a 1″ black Kona sashing between the months just to rest the eyes. If I add the sashing each month, it will keep the months in order. On the months that do not have 31 days, I can add rectangles of black at the end of the month. The center of the quilt would be 62 1/2″ L x 59″ wide. The geese are 2″ x 4″ finished. (12 x 4″ = 48″ & 11 1″ sashing 11″ = 59″)
It will be interesting to see the colors change to summer colors and then back to winter colors. The sides of the quilt should be about the same colors.
Have a great day and happy quilting