I can hardly believe that Summer 2020 has come and gone….but it was a beautiful one in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (as far as weather goes)
This temperature quilt has really been a BRIGHT spot in this roller-coaster year. Let’s talk details again real quick. Each day I’ve sewn 2 hexies: one for the high temp, one for the low temp. Below is the Temperature Legend I created to use back in January when it all started:
August Temperatures were more of the same: Lots of Oranges and Reds. So June, July, and August have all been very constant. I’m not complaining….(Orange is my favorite color, afterall) I am, however, very excited for a little change in the next month.
Here is the Quilt to Date: January 2020-August 2020
OOH! I can’t wait to see these colors cool down again!
Watch Me Grow: Month By Month Progression
Guess What Time it Is?!?!!?
THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!
(It’s my birthday month)
May the Odds by ever in our Favor this School Year….
Ahhhh….the HUES of my Favorite Color, ORANGE, you are so beautiful!
It’s kind of amazing to me that the month of July temperatures officially recorded in Oshkosh, Wisconsin were so, very boring….and by boring, I mean consistent….and by consistent, I mean much of the same: Lows in the the 60s and Highs in the 80s. What a beautiful Summer Month!
If this is your first time here, a couple quick reminders: This is my first ever paper pieced quilt. This is my first ever hexie quilt…and also the first time doing a temperature quilt. I chose to do 2 hexies per day: one for the high temp and one for the low……a here’s my Temperature Legend:
Oshkosh Residents, if you felt a little melted during some of these “HOT” summer days…please remember, my temperature readings are the recorded temperatures ONLY. They do not take into account the HEAT INDEX or the Humidity. So, you might be surprised that not one day in July reached above 90 degrees. (We had some 90 degree days….but not ONE degree above) I find that fascinating! (also, our family wasn’t actually IN Wisconsin this whole time…and where we were reached over 100 with a heat index of 109!!!!!!)
And, now, my friends, as I am typing this post…I look down at this picture below and see for the first time: Those 3 polka dot Red-Orange Hexies that are perfectly aligned as the High Temps of the 23rd days of the past 3 months and I AM SHOOK. How did I let this happen?!?!?! Ugh. I will try not to let it bother me, but I promise you, I will fail. It will be the spot that grabs my eye…..only SLIGHTLY less annoying than those 2 turquoise houndstooth hexies from January and February that are ACTUALLY FLIPPING TOUCHING!!!!
THE FULL QUILT progress so far: January through July 2020
I posted this picture yesterday…yes, another coffee and fabric picture. What can I say? Jesus. Coffee. Pretty Fabric. It just soothes my soul….and can you blame me for needing a little extra soothing these days?
We made it through another month of 2020, and I, for one, made lots of wonderful memories with my family while I took some time away from my sewing business. I pray you’ve been able to make some beautiful memories this summer too.
I did add a little bit of a personal touch to July. On the 4th of July (our anniversary) I made sure to center a little heart on the HIGH temp Red Hexie.
Every angle makes me smile looking at the color gradient….
And now, I give you the Month-by-Month Progression….
And there you have it! 7 months down, 5 to go in 2020. This project sure has added some extra happiness to my year…
JUNE! I made it half way through the year of 2020.
Guess What!?!?! SO DID YOU!
What a WILD RIDE it’s been so far….no?
I can say ONE thing for sure….seeing 6 months of a temperature quilt all put together makes 2020 look BEAUTIFUL. Didn’t quite think I’d be able to say that, but that’s what an array of colored fabric does to me 🙂 And, I am truly grateful to have this gorgeous distraction.
I got behind in making the hexies this past month, but I’m all caught up now!
Let’s remember our colors, shall we?
In June we Saw LOTS of REDS, Red Oranges, and ORANGES! All Warm and Beautiful!
and ONE day….ONLY ONE…..the temperature reached ABOVE 90. So, I got to use Burgundy! (we got to 90 a couple times, but not over more than once)
I LOVE THIS QUILT SO FAR!
Two colors for every day: High Temp and Low Temp.
January 2020- June 2020 Temperature Quilt in all it’s color:
I am finding solace in my sewing more than ever lately. I pray that you are all safe and healthy. I pray that you are finding ways to calm your mind and heart from all the heartaches and worries of this world.
With that, I hope you clicked on this post to escape the madness and look at some pretty things….so that’s what we’ll do, if only for a minute or two.
Let’s recap! This is the first temperature quilt I’ve ever attempted. It is a record of the High and Low Temperature everyday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I created this Temperature Legend to go by:
The Month of May has us using a TWO NEW COLORS! RED-ORANGE and RED! That means we not only reached above 70oF but above 80oF ! WAHOO! SummaTIME!
I love to see all the colors coming together!
And, let’s not forget my favorite part…watching it grow every month…
GOOD Things Happening:
The SUN has been Shining Brightly…the temperatures feel like SUMMER.
Our children are finished with Distance Learning.
We were able to play at a park, swim in our back yard…AND at a beach!
Ice Cream is Delicious.
We have been able to see Friends & Family.
We are able to Gather together in Love and Support and Fellowship again.
I hope you’re not surprised to know I fell behind again this month.
So, I spent the last couple days catching up to bring you this post….I was all ready to finish up my last couple hexies of April and attach them to the quilt……..
and then, guess what happened? One of my youth, full of pent up energy, tried to jump a metal stake in our yard and fell on it. (puncturing his forearm) After a quick call to make sure we had our vaccines up-to-date….and a consult with our wonderful EMT neighbor, we made the trip to Urgent Care. It wasn’t horrible, and, we avoided stitches due to the fact that the hole was too big….so the boy was happy. Now, we heal at home.
School from home, sewing, blogging, thoughts of pandemic….all things on stand-still when your child is in need to medical care…..talk about perspective….
Never a dull moment!
SO, what was this post about? Oh yeah, the temperature quilt!
For those of you that made it through the trauma update, thank you.
Remember my Temperature Legend?
I am making my quilt to record the temperatures for Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the year 2020. I sew 2 hexies per day: One for the high temp and one for the low temp.
APRIL 2020 Brought a NEW HIGH TEMP color to our array!
ORANGE!!!!! MY FAVORITE COLOR!!!
That means we reached up into the 60’s! And toward the end of the month…it looks quite warm! Something to look forward too, no?
And all together now!
Oshkosh, Wisconsin Temperature Quilt from January 2020-April 2020:
It’s just so GOSH DARN pretty! I’m still not quite caught up with the white border hexies….maybe one day when I have that extra time 😉
At last, my friends, I give you….the “watch me grow” progression!
I look forward to warmer highs and lows this month! If we’re “Safe at Home”, we might as well be able to spend time enjoying the weather!