1. Fabrics. You will need a range of fabrics representing the range of temperatures for where you live. You can usually find your extremes by a web search. Here in WI I'm ready for a range of:
2. Timing. I found it worked best to do blocks for a week at a time. Usually on Sunday afternoons I would pull out the fabrics, write down the numbers for the week and then make the blocks. Two weeks is doable, but more than that takes a while.
3. Getting your information. I would recommend getting your temperature from a consistent source. Where I live it matters quite a bit, because Lake Michigan causes something called "Lake Effect" which means the closer you are to the lake, the more the weather and temperatures can change. Generally cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. I really like Weather Underground because they keep a historical calendar, so you can look up all the past information you need.
4. Rules. Well, there aren't really any. At least not yet. If I get enough interest I'll see what I can do about prizes and motivation and such. I will for sure write a post once a month for progress and encouragement.
The following is loosely what I'm planning. I will for sure do half square triangles for highs and lows. I will not do so much sashing (the grey) if any at all. I consider this an evolving project.
This quilt along is really quite free form - the few people I've talked to have different ideas they are trying out. Hexies and diamonds have both been brought up.
So, if you are interested - go ahead and leave a comment on this blog post - or on Instagram. We'll use the hashtag #tempquilt17. Tell all your friends. If it gets bigger than a few comments - I'll look into an official sign up sheet.
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