August 22, 2020

Temperature Quilt 2020 - Playing Catch-Up

 I was doing pretty well keeping up with my 2020 temperature quilt until the summer hit. Then I didn't touch it at all for a while and ever since then I've been playing catch-up. This is what it looks like right now. It's getting easier to photograph now that it's not one 2" by 30 ½" strip.

temperature quilt 2020 progress | DevotedQuilter.com

That last block represents June 23 and you can definitely see that it was getting warmer 😊 I love the progression of blues - purples - pinks. There will be some reds added for July and August, once I get them done.

I like how it looks from the back, too. This post explains how I'm making my blocks, if you're interested. Everything is done by hand except, once the rows are finished I'm stitching them together by machine.

temperature quilt 2020 progress | DevotedQuilter.com

From June 23 - August 21, the blocks are in all possible stages - from just the circles cut out to finished and ready to be sewn into the rows.

temperature quilt 2020 progress | DevotedQuilter.com

The July and August month initials are ready to be embroidered, too, and I figured I might as well get the S block ready for September, since it'll soon be here (how did that happen already??). 

We're headed out of town for a week tomorrow and there will be copious amounts of driving time, not to mention lazy mornings and evenings in our Airbnb house, so I'm hoping to be pretty close to caught up by the time we come home. The listing for the house also shows pictures of blueberries, so I'm hoping there will be some nearby since the berries are ripe now. The house is right on the water and they say it's a good spot for whale watching, so it should be quite the spot 😊 That may interfere with stitching time, lol, so we'll see how much progress I actually make!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful progression, Leanne. Enjoy your week away; I hope you get to see whales, eat blueberries and get a bit of stitching time in, too. :)

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  2. Ahh. How I remember keeping up with my 2019 temperature quilt. But aren't you glad you're making yours for 2020? It's shaping up to be an incredible year, and it's wonderful you'll have documentation of it. Love that you're doing hand appliqué. Every time I see hand appliqué I want to start something myself! Your quilt is gonna be beautiful with that lovely range of colors. Hope your get-away is wonderful. I can't imagine being able to sit and watch whales in the wild. Sounds divine. Enjoy making memories with your family.

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  3. I, too, got sidetracked with summer. Guess it's time to play catch up before September gets here. Yikes. Enjoy your time away.

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  4. Enjoy your time at you Airbnb! It sounds like a magical place.
    I really like how you have done your temperature quilt. I never thought of doing circles. I have wanted to try my hand at one, but when it comes right down to getting one started...well, um...I falter! one of these years!

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