Making a Simple Temperature Quilt
My temperature quilt may look simple, but it depicts a very special year. Each single color block depicts the high temperature of one day, with the top left corner representing the week we were married (August 19-25, 2007). The following blocks read from the top, across and down like reading a paragraph in a book, showing our first year as newlyweds. Near the bottom right corner is our first wedding anniversary date.
I used a simple method for tracking the weather data and recording it on paper templates to make the blocks for this quilt. This method made it easy to paper piece the colors across all the blocks, and keep the blocks in order when it was time to sew the top together.
And you know what? I'm sharing a detailed, 3-part, step-by-step tutorial to make this quilt with the temperature data of your choice in How to Make a Temperature Quilt here!
In this post I'll give some very specific information for choosing fabrics, finding historical temperature data, and fine-tuning the colors in your temperature quilt.