Temperature quilts are all the rage right now. Have you heard of them? Have you made one? If you haven’t, you’re going to want to after reading this!
What is a temperature quilt?
A temperature quilt is a quilt based on the daily temperature of where you live. For each day of the year you track the temperature and use a corresponding fabric color for each temperature range. You then piece your daily colors together for a quilt top based on temperature. It’s really a very clever idea! Some patterns allow for you to add a color representing the high temperature and the low temperature for each day, while other patterns just feature the average temperature for the day. Some even allow for you to add a color representing precipitation.
Use a Chart and Get Organized!
Moda has released a temperature tracking chart that is the perfect organizational tool when making a temperature quilt. It can be found here. Moda also has a very informative article that is a must-read if you’re thinking of starting your own temperature quilt. You can read it here. They show a ton of wonderful examples of temperature quilts! I love them all. I want to make them all. Every. Single. One.
Let’s See Some Examples…
My friend Laura has started a temperature quilt for 2023. For each day, she makes a hexie – half of the hexagon represents the high temperature of the day, and the other half represents the low temperature. If there is precipitation, she adds a circle.
Quilters aren’t the only ones jumping on the temperature train. There are beautiful patterns out there for cross-stitch, crochet, knitting, and more!
I wonder if 100 years from now there will be quilters studying our “antique” quilts and wondering what our obsession with the weather was? Ha!