What better day to show the progress on my temperature quilt for 2017? Here's where it stands right now:
Yes, I braved the snow to take this picture. It stunk, and this was the only good one that I could get because the wind was really blowing. But it's still better than an indoor picture!
If you recall, I am making a quilt that shows the high and low temperature for every day of 2017. This has a *lot* more color variation than I expected. Who would have expected the dark yellows (60s) and orange (70s!) this early in the quilt?
|Check out the ice on those branches!|
I decided to have rows of 18, and the rows alternate between vertical and horizontal placement for a more interesting quilt. The square for each day finishes at 3 inches. The half-square triangle and the square in a square are important days for our family, so they get a special shout-out, too. I've been doing the squares every few days and it hasn't been bad at all. I finished the fourth row just today, which means waaayyy too much of this year is already gone.
So there's that! I think it's looking pretty good and is more interesting than I thought it would be. Since it's a cold and crummy day, how about a shot of sunshine to finish this post? Here we are:
These are two more blocks for the Sewcial Bee Sampler, a block of the week by Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland. (More info HERE.) There's still time to jump in, and the blocks are pretty easy. No sign ups and no fees, which is the kind of quilt along I really like!
Hope all of you are staying warm and aren't completely stuck in your homes. I'm voluntarily stuck, but only because I don't want to go outside and chip away at the ice. I'll be spending tonight worrying about the ice on the tree branches while baking something good for the floor guys who are supposed to come tomorrow. I think they'd like brownies, don't you?
Sharing at Let's Bee Social.