|January 1 to April 22|
Honestly I had no idea such things existed until I started browsing the #temperaturequilt and reading the details on blogs Twiddletails and Elm Street Quilts
|First strips done at QuiltCon|
Each block represents the temperature of the day with the High on the left and Low on the right. The orientation of the parts doesn't have any significance which makes the freedom of layout more fun as I build it. Each strip is 2 weeks starting from top to bottom. We had some weird weird weather and I needed three of the coldest bracket almost immediately.
Comparing the degree brackets of other participants was helpful but our weather tends to be mild so I adjusted the most likely temps (shown in bold on the chart) to get variety. Because I promised myself that I would sew from stash and use prints the "color key" is much less obvious than other quilts out there. Good thing I like scrappy.
It's tradition. Every year we walk down to the beach and our granddaughter participates in the Easter Egg Hunt in Capitola Village. The colors of the Venetian match perfectly as a backdrop to the scattered pastel shapes in the sand. We love it.
|Pre-Cut rectangles and Sample Block|
With a set number of blocks I also had to take into consideration what made sense for a layout plan. 365 days doesn't exactly divide evenly into everything and rectangles instead of squares makes the quilt math trickier but fortunately 26x14 uses all but one and measures to 91"x98" for our bed. The December 31st block will be the label on the back.
|Rectangles Ready and Waiting|
You might be asking yourself how did I calculate how many rectangles to cut of each - well, I didn't. Not in the least. It's stash and it needs used up - so I'm expecting to have lots of left overs as a head start to another project in 2020.
Traditions and Changes