Temperature quilt

Have you heard of a temperature quilt? I hadn’t until I was over at my friend Barbs house and she had one on her design wall. She explained what they are and told me to check them out online. Wow! I found all kinds of different ways that people are making them. Basically what you do is have a color assigned to different temps and then you sew your pieces together according to what the temp is for that day. Some do high temps while others do low temps and some do both. Barb is doing low temps and she is following the pattern of Linda Lehn.

After looking at numerous temperature quilts, I started going through my stash. I’ve been trying to use up my stash over the last several years so I don’t have a lot to choose from, but I did find a roll of 2 1/2″ strips of Kona solids and a few more solids.

I decided that maybe this will work if I give each strip a 2 degree number. So I made a chart and picked out 47 strips. (Most temp quilts aren’t made with that many colors) I am hoping that we don’t have more than 17 days with the same temp!! šŸ˜³

I found this quilt and am hoping that by using 2 1/2″ squares, I’ll have enough… I hope!!

Here is my layout of colors. Going from 0-100 degrees.

I numbered the end of each strip since I am using so many different colors.

Here is the first week of January.

Have you made a temperature quilt??

Theresa

Black vs white background

Since I decided to do the 31 day blog challenge, I’m having to come up with topics to write about. After looking back through my pics from the last year, I came across a quilt I had made earlier this year and then did the same design on the blue string quilt that I just pieced. So my question to you is….which do you prefer?

This quilt is made from a variety of different colored strings with a black background.

This one is the same pattern but I only used blue fabrics with a white background.

So…….which one do you like better???

I like the……………šŸ¤­

Theresa

Design wall 11/20/17 diamond string quilt top

I made slow progress on getting the rows sewn together. I’ve been busy with machine quilting, so my sewing time has been limited. I wasn’t too sure about using that color for the background but I had another color that looked good with it that I could use for the border. (I’m trying to use up my stash).

Anyway, after getting the rows completed, I got the border sewn on and then wondered what I would use for the backing. I didn’t think I would have anything that would look good, but I got lucky and found a couple pieces of leftover fabric that match perfect! I sewed the pieces together and now it’s ready to be quilted. I used the last of the border fabric and cut the binding.

More stash used!! Yea!

The quilt top is on my design wall, since I won’t have time to sew for awhile, I’ll just keep it up there to have some color on the wall. Check out more design walls at http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/11/design-wall-monday-november-20-2017.html?m=1

That’s it for now. Have a great week!

Theresa

Design wall 10/30/17 diamond string blocks

I made diamond blocks to use in the border of my last string quilt and after making them I decided to make a quilt using the diamond blocks. I spent some time yesterday getting the blocks made and up on the wall.

Iā€™m not looking forward to having to match up all those points………..šŸ˜³

Thatā€™s it for my wall this week. Check out more walls at http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/10/design-wall-monday-october-30-2017.html?m=1

Theresa

Borders are on

I’ve had a busy week, but managed to find time to get the borders added on to my latest string quilt.

After posting pictures of my pieced borders, I got some positive remarks about them, so I designed another quilt using the diamond shapes. There seems to be no end to the use of strings!!

Theresa

Design wall 10/2/17 string pieced border

I am not one that usually does a pieced border. By the time I get the quilt top made, I just want to get those borders sewn on, so that I can get to my next project. For the current string quilt I’m making, I decided that I would put a pieced border on it. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to make these. Now to get them finished up and on to the quilt.šŸ˜€

To see what others are working on check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/10/design-wall-monday-october-2-2017.html?m=1

Theresa

Design wall 9/26/17 string progress

My design wall this week still has the string blocks on it. They are now sewn into rows and I have the sashings sewn. Hopefully I can find time soon to get the rows and sashings sewn together and then make the pieced border.

That’s it for now. To see what others are working on check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/09/design-wall-monday-september-25-2017.html?

Theresa

Design wall 9/19/17 next string quilt

I can’t believe I have neglected my blog for so long. The last post was about the killdeer eggs back in July! I can happily say that the day we left for our vacation, I got to see 2 little bitty killdeer running across the driveway as we drove down it. I’ve decided that there were more eggs around because I now see 12 -15 killdeer when I drive up the driveway and prior to the eggs hatching I’d see 2 or 3 of them.

Anyway, back to quilts, I finally have something back on my design wall to show. I spent a couple evenings sewing the strings together and today I cut a few up just so I could see how they’re going to look.

Different, but I’m liking them! Hopefully I can find time this week to get the blocks sewn together.

To see more design walls visit http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/09/design-wall-monday-september-18-2017.html?m=1

That’s it for now.

Theresa

Design wall 6/20/17 string star quilts

My design wall is bare today, I hope to fix that soon, as I am working on my next string quilt. 

Last time I posted, my design wall had the beginning of the string stars quilt on it. It is now finished. 

After finding an old string quilt top in an antique store I decided that it would be fun to make the same pattern with today’s fabrics. The old top (right) is dated back to around the late 1800’s judging by the fabrics used in it. (I’ve been told)  Mine (left) was made from scraps from my stash over 100 years later.  Anyway,  here they are side by side. 

This quilt was a challenge to get made, but it’s done and now I’m going back to making squares for my string blocks! LOL!!

To see more design walls check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/06/design-wall-monday-june-19-2017.html?m=1

That’s for now. Have a good week!

Theresa