Thursday, February 19, 2015

Temperature Quilt 2014 - Reveal

 Do you remember?  Way back in December 2013 I formulated my plan to make a Temperature Quilt.  You can read about it in the original post *here*.   I pulled my fabrics and they lived in this basket all year.
 Today is the day!  A final reveal!
 I thought it rather appropriate to be out in the 10 degree weather to take these pictures. Brrrr.
 Because just one picture isn't good enough.
 It was really great to see the whole year come together.  The vertical strips are for days where there were record lows. 10 for the year.  The horizontal strips were for record highs.  2 for the year.  I know it looks fairly warm in the middle, but we didn't have a particularly hot summer.  Only 90 or above a couple of times.  Lots of yellows and pinks - in the 70s.
  A full shot of the back.  The bug fabric is a batik from IKEA.  Do you see how well the hanging sleeve blends in with the backing....?
 The bottom right shows the fabrics that I used and each temperature range they represent.  There are also two strips for the two vacations we took.  One south to Florida, and one 'up north' to Upper Michigan.
 The quilting is all chevron stripes with Aurifil (of course).  In the colored areas I used a Silver #2600 and the borders is good old black.  There were lots and lots of threads to bury for every time I had to change colors.

 More shots of the quilting.  It wasn't what I had originally planned, and ended up taking way more time, both to mark and to quilt, but I'm so happy that I did it this way.

 The fabrics on the front are all Fossil Fern by Bernatex, and just flow so lovely together.
The Details:
Finished size: 69" x 70"
Batting: Pellon Cotton
Thread: Aurifil #2600 & #2692 (black)
Backing: IKEA batik
Pieced and Quilted by Me!

Linking with Crazy Mom Quilts!
BTW the next post has a finish, too!


Marge Martin said...

Looks great. Just saw it in a post on FB by Aurifil thread. You need to share this on the lighthouse quilters fb page.

Mindy said...

Well done!

Vicki said...

I really like your temperature quilt! What a fun record of 2014.

Kris said...

Turned out super great!

Cut&Alter said...

Wow - this quilt looks amazing! The photos of the quilt against the snow are great.

Laura said...

I love this idea!

the momma said...

I pinned your original post on this :-) so nice to see the finished product.
Well done!

Snowcatcher said...

I watched a group last year make temperature scarves; I think I like the idea of a quilt much more than a scarf. This turned out fantastic!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It is very very cool - what a fun concept, you have made a super job of it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Love fossil ferns fabric - I have a stack of them that I haven't decided what I am doing with still I have had them for a year!

Rachel said...

This is really cool! Did you get to use all of the colors? I really like those fossil fern fabrics.

Sarah said...

It looks great, and what a great memory of a year too. Well done for sticking with it.

Shasta Matova said...

Hi I saw this quilt on Pinterest. This is a really clever idea, and two pretty quilts as a result.