Friday, December 7, 2018

Temperature Quilt Along - Introduction & Signup

OK, here we go! I realized the other day that most of my quilt alongs are started because I need the motivation to actually complete a project.
When I was reading up on how to host a quilt along, one of the first requirements was to actually make the quilt. Hmmmm...

WARNING: This is a rather long post, but please bear with me.

The premise of a temperature quilt is to make a 365 block quilt where each block has the low and high temperature for a day represented, using a color for each temperature (or range of temperatures, because having a unique color for every temperature would be close to impossible).

If you Google "temperature quilt", you will find many, many amazing examples of past quilts, and different interpretations of the idea.

Because we're a little short on time before the New Year (and the quilt along) starts, I'd like us to get going, so things may change a teenie tiny bit.

I will post some tips to help you plan your quilt this weekend or early next week so, if you're a little confused, don't despair.

DATES
2019 - one whole year!

HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG
- Follow along and post your progress on Instagram using the hashtag #tempquiltalong.
- Follow @twiddletails on Instagram.
- Sign up for weekly email reminders to help keep you on track. When you sign up, I will send you a PDF file with coloring pages for a couple of designs so you can play around with colors.
- A new quilt along blog post will be up each Friday of the QAL. I will include a link list once we get started so you can share your progress here as well.
- I'm thinking about starting a Facebook group too, so stay tuned.

WHAT TO DO
Right now: Sign up for weekly email reminders to help keep you motivated and on track. When you sign up, I will send you a PDF file with coloring pages for a couple of designs so you can play around with colors.
Between now and January 2nd: Plan your quilt design and colors and gather your fabric
Every day, January 2nd 2019 thru January 1st, 2020: Make a block using the previous day's high and low temperatures
In the new year (2020!): Assemble and complete your quilt.

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1 comment:

  1. I've found your blog at just the right time, as I am planning on starting my first temperature quilt! Looking forward to playing along. Will you be providing a "button" that fellow bloggers can put on their blogs?

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