First full column of my 2024 temperature quilt
As I so often do, I am head-first, gung-ho all about this temperature quilt! As I should be, I guess. It’s important to take advantage of inspiration when it hits and I was lacking inspiration at the end of 2023. But for whatever reason, this project lifted my eyes up and got me thinking creatively again.
I started this project on January 1, and am recording the daily weather in the little town I live in outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico for the entire year of 2024. The weather here is so very different than the weather I experienced all those years I lived in Seattle, Washington. Even all those years I lived in North Carolina. And although I am very much “indoors-y”, I appreciate how this project has me paying closer attention to the daily weather shifts.
Each day’s block always has the daily high temperature (corner areas) and the daily low temperature (center strip). This is all done using foundation paper piecing method, so the pieces are stitched to paper, and on the back of the paper the data and date is recorded. Each column is 21 4″ squares, and one column is completed!
If there is wind, I record that in the bottom corner using a moss green Liberty of London print, like above.
If there is daily snow or rain, that is recorded with a light tan color way of the same print.