My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, February 23, 2020

I'm late, I'm late...

The end of the weekend is here already and I'm only just getting to writing my report for Friday Night Sew In. Thank you to Wendy for inviting us along to craft with her :-)
Silly ole me forgot when I signed up that my main evening stitching project at the moment is a secret one.
It's a challenge that Sue and I have given each other. And that's all I can say for now.
Anyway here's a wee hint —

And maybe this too —
I shall be able to reveal all sometime in April I think - here's hoping I get it done by then!
Thank you Wendy for hosting us all on Friday night.

Please don't tell anyone but I've started a new project. For the past few years I've been wanting to make a temperature quilt. I first saw them on Mary, Needled Mom blog... and I said I was going to join in and make my own, but didn't. Then the next year, she started another one, and I was inspired again; I gathered my fabrics, made a few flying geese, didn't really love the fabrics and nothing else happened. Her's are *here* on her blog - they're pretty stunning!)
Enter Joanne of Canuck Quilter. She is making one this year and developed a simple but effective design for one. I promptly downloaded it!! See it *here*.
A fresh pile of fabrics - and I'm away. Joanne used Grunge and that's what I've gone with too.
Each daily high and low temperature is represented by a square. Varying lengths of background fabric are added top and bottom to form the pattern.
I've got a basket of 2" squares cut, have joined a few, and am excited about carrying on with this throughout the year.
It has gaps already - I need to do some more cutting.
The deep red will be the hottest days and either the uncut grey or dark blue
will be the coldest days.
Essential data added for when I start sorting and joining on the white strips.
A few of the combinations. So pleased Joanne (Canuck Quilter) inspired
me to go with these fabrics!
One of the aims of the PHD project I've signed up for is to finish everything new that we start during this year. Strictly speaking I won't be able to do that with this but, all going according to plan, I do think I should be able to have a completed flimsy on January 1st 2021!

'til next time,
Happy stitches,


24 comments:

Maria said...

Look forward to seeing the secret project with Sue revealed ...
Yes I remember seeing Mary's two temp quilts and two of our Patch ladies did one each that they had in our quilt show last year. Have often thought of doing one. I do like Joanne's pattern.. Ah Maybe...

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

we just can't seem to stop ourselves from starting new projects - I am almost done with 2 quilt tops in the piecing stage (out of 10) and put a new quilt on the quilting frame lowing the number to be quilted also - but instead of working on the final 8 projects I find myself wanting to start another new one - I'm not going to let that happen though - I have to finish a couple more tops I tell myself before I start something new

Fiona said...

your secret is safe with those pictures! haha.... lovely to have a new project started.... it will be great...
Hugz

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

That's a big project--Good luck!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Can't wait to see your secret sewing. I have a temperature quilt. I stalled out but have all the data to finish it. I love the one by Canuck Quilter.

dq said...

Your embroidery stitches are so beautiful! Mine, not so much. It is hard to decide how big to make them. Getting them even is harder still.

It will be fun to see your secret project when it can be revealed.

Mystic Quilter said...

I've seen quite a few of the temperature quilts on blogs and instagram and think they're an neat idea, It's going to be interesting for you with this long run of hot weather we've been having!

Susan said...

I like what I can see of your secret project! The temperature quilt looks good so far. I like the way you are keeping track of things on the seams. =) Thanks for linking everything. Going over now.

Karen S said...

Have fun with your temperature quilt. I think you were just waiting for the right one to come along!

loulee said...

It's quite difficult to prove progress on secret projects.

Lin said...

Thats a great design for a temperature quilt. There are some lovely ones around. Good luck with yours - and the secret stitching. xx

retdairyqueen said...

Good luck Hope the temp quilt works for you this time
The secret sewing looks intriguing

Karen's Korner said...

Looking forward to seeing the secret revealed. Enjoy your temperature quilt.

Vicki said...

Tantalising peeks of your stitching project.

I can see why the temperature quilt caught your attention, I hadn't considered making one but that design could tempt me.

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

The temp quilt looks like a fun project. If I didn't have so many projects already started, I would be tempted to give my own a try.

kiwikid said...

You are doing well with the secret project 😁😁 I like what I can see. Good luck with the temp project, sounds like you are inspired and flowing along now .

Michelle Ridgway said...

Ohhh love secret sewing. I shall have to pop over and check out the temperature quilt. I have not heard of it x

Janet O. said...

I know that whatever you are stitching, it is going to be good!
I follow Joanne's blog and I have loved her version of the temperature quilt. I had not heard of this type of quilt until another blogger I follow (sarahdidit blog) started making them 2 or 3 years ago. She makes all of hers using English Paper Piecing. The whole idea of a weather quilt is kind of a fascinating concept to me (because I consider myself a kind of weather geek), but I know I would never be able to keep up! I look forward to seeing yours grow!

Janice said...

I’m looking forward to seeing this grow. I love your colours.

Bethan said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what your secret stitching is! I do love a temperature SAL or quilt - it always looks so effective and is such a unique piece for everyone x

Shasta Matova said...

I look forward to seeing your temperature quilt. Those types of quilts are so interesting to me, and you've found a great pattern to record the temperatures. I also look forward to seeing your secret stitching project.

Angie said...

Raewyn - this is the first time I have heard of a temperature quilt - love the concept and I think the color palettes will be lovely!

canuckquilter said...

Thanks for the link to my blog. I like how you're keeping track of the date and temps on the seam allowance. I think I'll start doing that as well. Good luck keeping up! I'm a wee bit behind already but I plan to catch up this weekend.

Susan said...

So many projects.....love the temperature quilt idea. I saw a very long crocheted scarf based on one temperature for the day.....the maker was somewhere where it snowed a lot in winter so she had a great range of colours.